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Assignment 2: Philosophy and Justice: What is a Just Society?
The goal of this assignment is to explore the meaning of justice. In a 3–4-page paper, address the following:
Compare/contrast two social philosophies. For instance, you might explain Plato, Aristotle, utilitarianism, Marx, Rawls, race theory, and/or a feminist approach. Try and select two distinct approaches. Remember to explain the theories you reference with supporting citations to the textbook and online lectures before contrasting them, utilizing correct APA format. You may want to use examples to illustrate your understanding of key ideas in each theory. Use this APA Citation Helper as a convenient reference for properly citing resources.
Explain how justice is understood in the two theories you contrasted.
Illustrate your understanding of how social justice is conceived in each with a concrete example of an injustice, i.e. a practice or reality that fails to achieve the vision of justice in the theory you chose.
Submit your assignment in the W4: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Tuesday, February 23, 2016.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Explained two social philosophies with supporting citations to the textbook and online lectures. 20
Contrasted the two social philosophies 10
Discussed how justice is understood in each theory by analyzing a contemporary example of injustice. 10
Used correct spelling, grammar, and concise language. 5
Conformed to correct APA citation format and page length (3 pages). 5
Total: 50