University of Pittsburgh, Summer Term 1998
Ben Eggleston, Instructor
Philosophy 0320—CRN 01205: Social Philosophy (writing)
mailbox: CL 1001—office: CL 1428E
Mondays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in CL 340
office hours: Sundays and Mondays, 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Quiz no. 4

July 6, 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. What are the two main kinds of conduct that Mill says is obligatory?
  2. What does Mill mention as permissible means of causing other people to cultivate the self-regarding virtues?
  3. What does Mill identify as the strongest argument against public interference with self-regarding conduct?
  4. What are the two maxims that Mill says “form the entire doctrine of this Essay”?
  5. According to Mill, does the principle of liberty provide grounds for free trade?
  6. What two reasons does Mill give against the government’s taking responsibility for providing some public good even if it can provide it more effectively than individuals can?