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Ideas of Tuckness,A/Wolf,C, by Text

[American, fl. 2017, Professors at Iowa State University.]

2017 This is Political Philosophy
1 'Conflict' p.22 Free speech does not include the right to shout 'Fire!' in a crowded theatre
1 'Happiness' p.23 Most people want equality because they want a flourishing life
1 'Is happiness' p.12 If maximising pleasure needs measurement, so does fulfilling desires
1 'Is happiness' p.13 Desire satisfaction as the ideal is confused, because we desire what we judge to be good
2 'What is' p.35 Maybe a person's true self is their second-order desires
3 'Deprivation' p.72 If there is no suffering, wealth inequalities don't matter much
4 'Cosmopolitan' p.98 For global justice, adopt rules without knowing which country you will inhabit
4 'Original' p.85 The veil of ignorance ensures both fairness and unanimity
5 'Claim' p.113 Some rights are 'claims' that other people should act in a certain way
5 'Do the people' p.116 Epistemic theories defend democracy as more likely to produce the right answer
5 'Does democracy' p.123 If several losing groups would win if they combine, a runoff seems called for
5 'Interest' p.114 Choice theory says protecting individual autonomy is basic (but needs to cover infants and animals)
5 'Interest' p.114 One theory (fairly utilitarian) says rights protect interests (but it needs to cover trivial interests)
5 'Interest' p.115 Rights as interests (unlike rights as autonomy) supports mandatory voting
5 'Intro' p.106 If winning elections depends on wealth, we have plutocracy instead of democracy
5 'Is there' p.120 Having a right does not entail further rights needed to implement it
5 'Unjust' p.137 Instead of against natural law, we might assess unjust laws against the values of the culture
5 'What are' p.121 Unjust institutions may be seen as just; are they legitimate if just but seen as unjust?
5 'What is' p.108 In a democracy, which 'people' are included in the decision process?
5 'What is' p.108 Which areas of public concern should be decided democratically, and which not?
5 'What is' p.108 How should democratic votes be aggregated? Can some person's votes count for more?
5 'Who gets' p.109 Discussion before voting should be an essential part of democracy
6 'Consent' p.147 If being subject to the law resembles a promise, we are morally obliged to obey it
6 'Gratitude' p.150 We have obligations to our family, even though we didn't choose its members
6 'Membership' p.152 People often have greater attachment to ethnic or tribal groups than to the state
6 'What should' p.144 If others must obey laws that we like, we must obey laws that they like?
7 'Rationales' p.178 How should the punishment fit the crime (for stealing chickens?)
8 'Hard I' p.198 Is abortion the ending of a life, or a decision not to start one?
9 'fairly' p.233 If minority views are accepted in debate, then religious views must be accepted
9 'In the conduct' p.168 During wars: proportional force, fair targets, fair weapons, safe prisoners, no reprisals
9 'Ius ad' p.165 Just wars: resist aggression, done on just cause, proportionate, last resort, not futile, legal