PHI101 University of Miami Prejudice and Ignorance Discussion

PHI101 University of Miami Prejudice and Ignorance Discussion

(A-1)Please give an example of how power of social identity influences our attribution credibility to individual and briefly describe how does testimonial injustice occur under the influence of social identity.

(A-2)Please describe the notion of pernicious ignorance, testimonial quieting and testimonial smothering. Give an example to show how pernicious ignorance contributes to testimonial quieting or testimonial smothering.

(B-1)Under what situation will individual smother his/her testimony? Examples? (C-1)How can we avoid testimonial injustice, quieting or smothering (practically or


(C-2)If prejudice and ignorance are deeply rooted in the convention of our society, then to discover or eradicate them can be real hard work. Are we placing an unreasonable demand on people to do so?

Choose a prompt and write a paper about it. You may refer to the readings in class.

900-1200 words, 12 pts, Double space, Times New Roman

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.