Moral and Political Philosophy

1.) Read the following scenarios or issues from the Discussion and explain the problem or issue that it involves.

In a public park, a small religious group wants to place a statue commemorating their religious ideals. The City Council considers this and feels that there would be no harm in doing so, but as soon as all the other numerous religious groups in the area hear about it, they also want to place statues in the park as well.

What is the just way to resolve this issue and who should decide? Should the City Council allow everyone to place statues there even if that many would clutter the area, should they ban all statues, should they only allow statues of well-established religions or religions with very large followings in the community, should they hold a vote in the community to decide, should they take the issue to court and allow a judge to decide, etc? What should they do?

2.) Then choose TWO (2) thinkers and/or theories from the text and briefly outline what you think the respective view of each thinker /theory would be on this Discussion topic. Choose from John Locke, Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Hobbes, Jean Jacques Rousseau, and William Godwin

3.) Critique each thinker/theory’s view and determine which (if either) is more effective in this situation.

4.) Explain which of these views on this topic you agree with more and why? What do you think about the issue? Your research paper should include:

Use at least three sources (including the textbook, if you wish). Consist of at least 1000 words not including title page, works cited page, etc. Paraphrase or use quotation, citation, and reference for your sources. May adhere to APA style. Writing style resources are available in the COURSE INFORMATION TAB within your Blackboard shell.

It should be approximately 1000 words (3-5 pages long–Not including title page, works cited page, etc) and should have at least three sources (including the text, if you wish). The Papers may adhere to APA style. Writing style resources are available in the COURSE INFORMATION TAB within your Blackboard shell.