How can Hearst’s accountable for her participation in the bank robbery?
consider the case of Patricia Hearst based on the in class discussions on free will and Ayer’s essay on Freedom & Necessityase be used to illustrate the connection between moral responsibility and freedom? Should she not have been held . How can Hearst’s caccountable for her participation in the bank robbery? Are there any specific details outlined in the articles which reduce the credibility of Hearst’s defense? Do you believe she willingly involved herself in the activities of her captors or was she truly a victim?
A Note on Writing Assignments in this Class:
The ultimate purpose of every writing submission is to clearly and correctly explain and apply philosophical material in your own words. When writing your responses, imagine that the reader is not in the class and is entirely unfamiliar with the material. If the only introduction to the topic she has was your paper, would it give her proper understanding of the issues? It is imperative that your submissions are in your own words, using sentences that you could use in conversation. Using someone else’s words, or making slight changes to words from the text or another source, do not prove that you understand this material, so explaining things yourself is vital. Submissions will be evaluated using plagiarism detection software.