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    Determining Ideal Ways of Life

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    Ideals and values come into conflict despite our best intentions whenever people from different walks of life come together.

    Do we want to impose a particular form of life in order to ensure universally shared values? Or do we want to find a way to celebrate the differences that distinguish us and that make dialogue between us -- as individuals and as cultures -- productive and interesting?

    How do our answers to these questions affect the idea of the common good?

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    It seems to me that your teacher is framing the question such that they expect you to say no to a particular way of life. This can be distinguished by the use of words like "impose" being attached to the first option and "celebrate" being attached to the other option. "Positive" also seems to tip me off to that expectation. The ...

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    The expert determines ideal ways of life.