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					  Case Discussion: Mary Northern
1. Review the details of the Mary Northern case, and
  recall Buchanan and Brock's discussion of the various
  capacities involved in competence. For each of these
  relevant capacities, discuss the degree to which
  Northern has this capacity. (Note the relevant
  evidence in the description of the case.)

2. Given your conclusions in one, examine the case in
  light of Buchanan's and Brock's "decision-relative"
  conception of competence. How would this
  conception apply to this particular case? Explain your
  reasoning.
3. Consider whether you agree with this result.
  Do you think Ms. Northern is competent? How
  would you defend this view?



4. What is the most important objection that could
  be raised against your view of this case? How
  would you respond?

				
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