John Stuart Mill, in his On Liberty, is concerned with what he calls “the tyranny of the majority.” Why is “the tyranny of the majority” of particular concern to the utilitarian? How, as a utilitarian, does Mill propose to solve the problem of “the tyranny of the majority”? Answer these questions in a short response of around 300 words.
2. Discuss the essay “Trump for Tyrant” in light of Platos arguments in Republic. The essay is available at http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/trump-tyrant. If you cannot get to this essay directly through the link, you can get to it by entering the essays title in the search engine at the Laphams Quarterly site.
In the excerpt from Robert Nozicks Anarchy, State and Utopia that is assigned for next week, Nozick discusses an example involving the former NBA basketball player Will Chamberlain. In a short reading response of around 300 words describe the example and tell me what purpose Nozick has in setting it out. What is Nozicks argument that he bases on the example? Does Nozicks argument work?