Paper 3 Prompt and Rubric
In 2-3 pages, analyze whether or not the conclusions Hardin asserts via the lifeboat scenario are for the greater good of humanity. Do not simply agree or disagree with Hardin. Consider his position on population control, environmental sustainability, immigration, justice, etc., and analyze what his claims mean for the people living now and for future generations. Ultimately this paper is an opportunity for you to express your point of view about serious social matters, but remember to write objectively. There is no reason to use the ‘I’ pronoun.
In addition to Hardin, I want you to use another text source (Gandhi or Yunus) from this unit to help support your claims.
• This paper should take a stance and thoroughly analyze how Hardin’s views are or are not for the greater good of humanity.
• This means you must have a clear idea about what the greater good of humanity may be on the terms Hardin outlines.
• I do not expect you to take a groundbreaking, world changing position, but I do believe you should be able to adequately reflect upon Hardin’s position and see where it fits in your worldview.