Libertarianism PHL 2008
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Date Created: 03/03/16
Thomas Nelson 2 approach to justice: Respecting freedoms and rights o Immanuel Kant o 2 camps Laissez Faire Fairness Robert Nozick o Anarchy, State, Utopia (1974) introduces libertarianism to mainstream culture and gives it intellectual “respectability” o 2 “thought experiments” to refute utilitarianism The experience machine (virtual reality) Utility monster “Liber” means “free” in Latin Emphasizes inviolable freedoms of individual not to be used or coerced John Stuart Mill said that “rights” are socially useful; for Libertarians, they are fundamental and violable Individual has the right to do whatever he/she wants with the things he/she owns, as long as you respect other people’s rights to do the same Emphasizes our rights: Freedom/liberty It places less emphasis on our responsibilities (other than to leave others alone or not infringe on their rights/freedoms) Nonmaleficence rather than beneficence 3 criteria of justice → John Locke o Justice in acquisition o Justice in transfer o Justice in rectification Nozick says o “A distribution is just if everyone is entitled to the holdings they possess under the distribution” o “A distribution is just if it arises from another just distribution by legitimate means”
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