University of Pittsburgh, Summer Term 1997
Philosophy 0330: Political Philosophy
Ben Eggleston, Instructor

First Quiz, Make-up no. 1

May 27, 1997

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. Your answers will be graded according to preciseness as well as accuracy. 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. Does Antigone comply with Creon’s order or break it?
  2. What reason does she give for her conduct?
  3. What reasons do the laws, speaking through Socrates, give for saying that the duties of citizens to their state are stronger than the duties of children to their parents?
  4. According to Hobbes, what’s unjust in a condition or state of war? Why?
  5. What is the objection of the character whom Hobbes calls “the fool”?