Week 6 "The Nature of Society – social and Political Philosophy Part I"

Week 6 “The Nature of Society – social and Political Philosophy Part I” This Week’s Activities Learning Objectives: • Measure some certainty regarding human knowledge. Reading & Assignments: • Read Chapters 34 – 36 • Read Lecture “The Nature of Society” • Complete the discussion: Locke on the Relationship Between Government and Religion • Complete the assignment: Short Paper on Locke Reading Stewart, D., Blocker, G. H., & Petrik, J. (2012). Fundamentals of philosophy. (8th ed. ed.). New York: Pearson. ISBN: 9780205242993 Read Chapters 34 – 36 (Pages 422 – 450) W6 Lecture “The Nature of Society” https://lms.grantham.edu/webapps/blackboard/execute/content/blankPage?cmd=view&content_id=_2150780_1&course_id=_27978_1 W6 Assignment “Short Paper on Locke” Short Paper on Locke
Locke maintained that each of us has the power to decide which religious community to join, if any. He also maintained that no religious community has doctrinal jurisdiction over any other, and maintained that those communities and their members should tolerate the existence of diverse communities with diverse doctrines. Finally, he believed that no individual should be subject to civil prejudice or penalty due to his or her religious convictions and that religious authorities should have no special civil powers or authorities.
Locke also believed that governments do not have — and cannot be given by the consent of the people — the right to force its members to hold specific religious beliefs or to engage in specific religious behaviors.
Please discuss Locke’s conception of religious toleration and the separation of church and state in an essay that answers the following questions: Do you find Locke’s expansive vision of toleration useful and ethical? Why or why not? Do you believe that there are ever cases where it is acceptable for a society to decide not to tolerate religious communities whose beliefs or practices seem ‘too extreme’ to be tolerated. If so, what considerations or principles can help one to determine exactly which religious communities should be treated as intolerable? Do you believe that it is ever acceptable for individuals’ religious beliefs to affect the administration of law? Why or why not? Please ensure that your essay addresses each component of the assigned questions and that your answer is well-organized, uses excellent, college-level prose, and makes judicious use of textual evidence. Your essay should be 700 words long. (2 Pages) Grading Criteria Assignments Maximum Points Meets or exceeds established assignment criteria 40 Demonstrates an understanding of lesson concepts 20 Clearly presents well-reasoned ideas and concepts 30 Mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling, APA formatting. 10 Total 100 Week 7 “Social and Political Philosophy Part II” This Week’s Activities Learning Objectives: • Identify the principles of ethical human conduct. Reading & Assignments: • Read Chapters 37 – 38 • Read Lecture “Social and Political Philosophy Part 2” • Complete the Discussion “Universal Human Rights” • Complete the Assignment “Short paper on Human Rights” • Social and Political Philosophy Part 2 https://lms.grantham.edu/webapps/blackboard/execute/content/blankPage?cmd=view&content_id=_2150794_1&course_id=_27978_1 W7 Assignment “Short Paper on Human Rights.” Short Paper on Human Rights. Our class’s final essay assignment requires you to reflect on the contemporary relevance of ancient codes, documents, and artifacts that contributed to the evolution of our modern conception of human rights. Your essay should answer these questions: 1. What, according to H. Gene Blocker, are the most important historical sources for our contemporary conception of human rights? 2. To what extent, if at all, can you identify in contemporary culture and government specific legacies of any of the ancient codes, documents, and artifacts we studied this week? Please ensure that your essay addresses each component of both assigned questions and that your answer is well-organized, uses excellent, college-level prose, and makes judicious use of textual evidence. Your essay should be 700 words long. (2 Pages) Grading Criteria Assignments Maximum Points Meets or exceeds established assignment criteria 40 Demonstrates an understanding of lesson concepts 20 Clearly presents well-reasoned ideas and concepts 30 Mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling, APA formatting. 10 Total 100
To the writer this is two assignment week 6 and week 7. Please send 2 separate word document with their own references. Thanks