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Question 1: The common good is often regarded as a ________ ideal, thus representing "the greatest possible good for the greatest possible number of individuals".
Deontological ethicsUtilitarianismJusticePolitical philosophy

Question 2: In the popular meaning, the common good describes a specific "good" that is shared and beneficial for all (or most) members of a given ________.
Social stratificationSociologyCommunitySocial network

Question 3: This is also how the common good is broadly defined in philosophy, ________, and political science.

Question 4: ________ was the first to articulate an ethical understanding of common good, followed by Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas who developed the concept into standard moral theology.
EmpiricismBertrand RussellPlatoAristotle

Question 5: Some assert that promoting the common good is the goal of ________ (in the sphere of politics) and socialism (in the sphere of economics).
John LockeAuthoritarianismGottfried LeibnizDemocracy

Question 6: In this letter, Pope Leo guarantees the right to private property while insisting on the role of the state to require a ________.
Workers' compensationLiving wageSick leaveMinimum wage

Question 7: As an ethical and moral imperative, the common good is central to the tenets of many religious faiths and can be succinctly described as doing unto others, to use a ________ phrase, as we would wish done unto ourselves.
Christianity and JudaismBiblical canonBibleNevi'im

Question 8: First described by Michael Tomasky in The American Prospect magazine [1] and John Halpin at the ________ [2], the political understanding of the common good has grown.
Campus ProgressCenter for American ProgressDemocratic Party (United States)Hillary Rodham Clinton


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