Nozick's Real Argument for the Minimal State

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dc.contributor.author Hyams, Keith en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-01T09:08:09Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:43:31Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T16:36:00Z
dc.date.issued 2004-09 en_GB
dc.description.abstract Nozick is often interpreted as arguing that independents are entitled to protection by the Dominant Protective Agency (DPA) because the DPA infringes their right to punish those who violate their rights. Yet a closer look at Anarchy, State and Utopia reveals that Nozick actually rejects the very argument which is commonly attributed to him, and that he does so for good reason. However, I argue that Nozick’s replacement principle of compensation for disadvantage, meant to ground his real argument for independents’ entitlement to protection by the DPA, ought to be unacceptable to a libertarian. I end by suggesting an alternative to it, which I think remains faithful to basic libertarian principles. en_GB
dc.format.extent 110852 bytes en_GB
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_GB
dc.identifier.citation The Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp. 353-364, Sept 2004 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/14418 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1467-9760.2004.00204.x en_GB
dc.subject Nozick en_GB
dc.subject Minimal State en_GB
dc.subject Political Authority en_GB
dc.subject Political Justification en_GB
dc.subject Anarchy en_GB
dc.subject Dominant Protective Agency en_GB
dc.subject Compensation en_GB
dc.subject Prohibition en_GB
dc.title Nozick's Real Argument for the Minimal State en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2007-11-01T09:08:09Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:43:31Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T16:36:00Z
dc.description First submitted to the University of Oxford for the BPhil in philosophy examination 2002. The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com en_GB
dc.identifier.journal The Journal of Political Philosophy en_GB
dc.subject.other Politics / Philosophy en_GB


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