Refuting Clarence Darrow

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a.Discuss how a successful libertarian argument may or may not have affected the outcome of the trial if a jury was to decide a verdict and/or the penalty.

b.Present how the libertarian view argues that Darrow’s argument was logically inconsistent.

c.Finally, argue for or against the following claim: “To accept the notion that human beings lack free will is essentially to render human life itself pointless and meaningless. After all, if I am not able to shape my own life, then whatever my life happens to be is a mere accident, a mere chance occurrence of events that just happen to fall together as they do. None of it is my doing. To blame me or to praise me for anything is meaningless. Hence, life itself is meaningless.”

Do you think that Darrow’s argument leads to this conclusion? Explain.

You may answer in a holistic way incorporating each part of the question into one essay divided into appropriate paragraphs or you may break up your response into parts designated as “a,” “b,” “c,” etc.

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Part a
Libertarianism is said to be a philosophy in politics that asserts that each person has got
absolute rights to their life and that they can do whatsoever they wish to do with their life, their
property and everything that concerns them as long as they don’t harm other people’s life or
property. Proponents of Libertarianism advocate for a society where government, social, political
or economic system has got very limited influence on the lives of individuals. They believe that
an individual should be free to make their judgments and that when they are left with their free
will, they make the best choices (Brennan, 2012).
Libertarian arguments may or may not influence the decision of a jury in the determination
of a verdict. One of the beliefs of Libertarianism is that despite the argument that individuals
should be free to do anything they wish with themselves, they should in the process respect the
liberty of others and not harm them. In a situation where a jury has to make a case determination
on an accused individual, Libertarian argument may not sway the case if the accused individual
has infringed on the rights of others or caused harm to other...

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