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Victoria Burke
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PHL B05 Social Issues
Professor Victoria I. Burke
Department of Humanities
University of Toronto at Scarborough
Final Exam Study Guide
You will be prepared for the final if you understand the following concepts.
Arthur’s view of harm (Sticks and Stones)
The scientific and legal status of genetic enhancements
The scientific and legal status of SCNT (Will cloning harm people?)
The legal status of the death penalty in Canada and the U.S. (Against and Defense of
Death penalty)
Dworkin’s view of regulation on speech (Liberty and porn)
Deshowitz view of what the legal status of torture should be (Ticking Time Bomb)
The primary disadvantage of torture discussed in this class
The legal status of torture in Canada and the U.S.
The legal status of pornography in the U.S. (Censoring pornorgraphy and Degradation)
The scientific evidence regarding the causal link between pornography and violence
against women (Why Censoring Pornography Would not reduce discrimination against
Sen’s view of rights (Property and Hunger)
Arthur’s view of rights (World Hunger and Moral Obligation)
Kant’s principle of equality (Retribution)
Retributivism (Retribution)
Proportionality in punishment (Retribution)
Kant’s view of punishment (Retribution)
Nozick’s theory of rights (Property and Hunger)
Habermas view of cloning (An Argument Against Human Cloning)
The two types of cloning
The jus in bello principle of just war theory (Torture)
The legal status of hate speech in both Canada and the U.S. (Liberty and Porn)
The legal status of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay
The social effects of legalized death penalty (Defense of Death Penalty)
Sumner’s view of hate speech (Hate Propaganda)
Arthur’s view of hate speech (Sticks and Stones)
The rule utilitarian argument against torture (Ticking Time Bomb)
Shue’s argument against torture (Torture)
The feminist argument that pornography interferes with women’s positive liberty (Liberty
and Porn)
The Kantian view of wealth distribution (A Kantian Approach to World Hunger)
Robertson’s view of reproductive liberty (Liberty, Identity, and Human Cloning)
Sandel’s view of genetic enhancement (Case Against Perfection)
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