1. John Stuart Mill, in his On Liberty, is concerned with what he calls â€œthe tyranny of the majority.â€ Why is â€œthe tyranny of the majorityâ€ of particular concern to the utilitarian? How, as a utilitarian, does Mill propose to solve the problem of â€œthe tyranny of the majorityâ€? Answer these questions in a short response of around 300 words.
2. Discuss the essay â€œTrump for Tyrantâ€ in light of Platoâ€™s 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 essayâ€™s title in the search engine at the Laphamâ€™s Quarterly site.
In the excerpt from Robert Nozickâ€™s 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 Nozickâ€™s argument that he bases on the example? Does Nozickâ€™s argument work?