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by: Jocelyn Rossell

Liberty PoliSci 3450

Jocelyn Rossell
GPA 3.325
Ethics and Public Policy
Eric MacGilvray

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Lecture on 9/29/15 on Liberty from Nozick and Cohen
Ethics and Public Policy
Eric MacGilvray
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jocelyn Rossell on Monday October 12, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PoliSci 3450 at Ohio State University taught by Eric MacGilvray in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 18 views. For similar materials see Ethics and Public Policy in Political Science at Ohio State University.


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Date Created: 10/12/15
Liberty Robert Nozick Anarchy State and Utopiaquot Profreedom Libertarian and capitalist Written in in 1974 State is minimal Make sure it s just transfer and acquisition Distribution 0 Exchange I Iustacquisition Find it purchase I Iusttransfer Gift trade prize inherit I Iustdistribution Rectification 0 justice 0 If stolen and sold and the money is used to open a business unjust o Weren t all just transfers 0 Tainted Theory of justice 0 Historical I Current time slice I End state I Distribution as it was originally Original holding and transfers I Determined by past action 0 Patterned I Distribution should follow pattern I Those who work smarter I Redistribute to deserving from the undeserved Meritocracy historical patterned Utilitarianism end state unpatterned Nozick s Entitlement historical unpatterned o Deserving because of history but follows no pattern GA Cohen Robert Nozick and Wilt Chamberlainquot Critique to Nozick Sets society to a class division Wilt Chamberlain Case 0 With the money he gets he also gets power 0 Gives him more power over others 0 Creates this divide in society 0 It s not wrong he makes money but bad result Capitalism 0 Owners and workers 0 Unjust arrangement 0 Isn t fully voluntary 0 Individual by nature I Selfish Accept the consequences Effective freedom 0 Unable to do because lack resources 0 Allows to do it but can t I So unforce View of human nature is arguable 0 Can change over time


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