Illinois Institute of Technology Jury System Philosophy Discussion

Textbook is attached below. Answer the three questions throughly and make sure to completely answer it to make it look like you understood the questions. Write 4 sentences for each question showing you read the text. READING IS CHAPTER 10


1. On p.202, Rosenberg draws a distinction between latent and manifest functions. Which is the "superficial function" and which is the "deep function"? Please give an example to illustrate the difference.

2. For most holists, "all significant features of human affairs ... have functions" (p.199). In other words, if some action does not have a function, then it is not significant. Why? And what kind of functions are holists talking about, manifest function or latent function?

3. On p.205, Rosenberg says a more substantial objection from individualists against functionlism is that functionlism is "complacent about social arrangements". According to this objection, why are functionlists mostly conservative?