University of Pittsburgh, Fall Term 1998
Ben Eggleston, Instructor
Philosophy 0300—CRN 35193: Introduction to Ethics
mailbox: CL 1001—office: CL 1428E
Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. to 8:10 p.m., in CL 142
office hours: Tuesdays, 5:15–6:15, and Thursdays, 4:40–5:40

Quiz no. 1, make-up no. 1

September 22, 1998

On the front of this sheet of paper, answer each of the following questions. Provide a distinct answer for each question, numbering your answers as you proceed. Before turning in your quiz, fold this sheet of paper in half, lengthwise (i.e., so that the crease goes from top to botton, down the middle), and write your name on the back. Only answers written on the front will influence your grade, and nothing written on the front should reveal your identity.

  1. According to Locke, what is the chief end of political society? What features of the state of nature hinder the attainment of this end?
  2. According to Locke, is dissolving a society’s government essentially the same thing dissolving the society itself?
  3. What are Locke’s replies to the objection that his doctrine “lays a ferment for frequent rebellion”?
  4. What is Locke’s defense of his claim that the people shall be the judge of whether the prince or legislative acts contrary to trust?