Tag Archives: deliberation

Deliberating over health care (228)

So I finally got around to reading the NYTimes interview with President Obama; here’s the section I mentioned in last week’s class: [Pres. Obama]: Now, I actually think that the tougher issue around medical care — it’s a related one … Continue reading

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Test for democracy! (228)

Hello all. Sorry this is a bit late, but I’ve posted the questions for your final exam. Scroll down to ‘pages’ and click on ‘Pol 228: Final Exam.’ A coupla’  things: There are four questions, but you are to write … Continue reading

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Deliberative dishonesty (228)

More bashing Gutmann & Thompson questions and comments on the readings: on William Galston: *p. 41, and violation of parents’ integrity: Perhaps, if consider only parents’ integrity. What of children’s integrity? Isn’t the issue that the parents and the children … Continue reading

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Why this and not that? (228)

That was, in essence, Shemori’s question: Why is it okay to sell sperm and eggs and not solid organs? It’s a good question. I think the response I offered—that these have been two separate narratives, shaped by particular events—is a … Continue reading

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Enough already! (228)

Some thoughts while preparing notes on G&T’s chapter 7 (on liberty): *I wonder if G&T don’t unnecessarily lard down their theory, that it would in fact work better if it weren’t more open, closer to anything goes. One could hang … Continue reading

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Breast wars! (228)

Here’s the Atlantic Monthly story about breastfeeding which I mentioned (briefly) in class; be sure to watch the accompanying set of videos. Oh, and here’s the info on the article I mentioned, on religious sensibilities keeping one out of ‘the … Continue reading

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Deliberation, moderation, and morality (228)

Notice anything about the discussion in the embedded CNBC clip? Amanda Marcotte, posting at Pandagon, certainly did. Scroll through the comments for further information about the stats regarding contraception. (*NOTE: A number of the comment-ers use, ah, raw language to … Continue reading

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