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November 22 2012 Functional ArgumentSome jobs eg physician are more important than others eg janitorFunctionally important jobs require more trainingTo motivate people to make the sacrifices necessary to train for important jobs FunctionalismAffirmative Action Position open to best personPosition open to talented and qualified persons of any group But how assess the best Use just grades Eg President Roosevelt C student so grades doesnt justify best Critique of Functionalism 1How do we determine which jobs are Most functionally important o ie contribute more to society Imagine a StrikeTime to impactCriticalityReplace ability DoctorsLot of sick people so time to impact quick and very critical and replace ability isnt quick PoliceTime to impact is immediate people stop obeying traffic rulesVery critical crime raisesReplace ability is medium following day can bring in army Garbage collectorsTime to impact isnt very fastCritical depending on season and people can hold out garbage dumbs etcReplace ability highly and easily replace able
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