Phil 102B F10: Exam 2 Study Guide

For the Second Midterm Examination you should know the following information:

Mill's Harm Principle and its justification.
Dworkin's conception of Paternalism and its justifications.
The two kinds of Paternalism.
Dworkin's analysis of Mill's argument for the Harm Principle.
The two principles that must be satisfied for a paternalistic law to be considered legitimate.
Szasz's criticism of the WHO definition of drug abuse.
Szasz's responses to the arguments that drugs should be banned because they cause harm to the self and because they encourage idleness.
Szasz's conception of the drug laws we should have.
The major background assumptions discussed in class that inform the USDEA report.
The standard view of addiction and Shapiro's criticism of that standard view.
Shapiro's alternative account of addiction.

In addition, you should be prepared to write an essay that applies Mill and Dworkin's conceptions of Liberty.