Essays Tagged: "Robert Nozick"

Welfare reform in the USA, a Matter of Justice

ting while this Leviathan digs us deeper and deeper into debt.In his Justice as Entitlement theory, Robert Nozick describes his view of social justice. He states that aside from nontransferable natura ... t this money is spent on caring for financially challenged individuals and families. I believe that Robert Nozick would consider the entire Welfare system to be unjust.The American philosopher John Ra ...

(7 pages) 317 0 4.2 May/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

On Explaining Existence: Subsumption, Privilege, and Reality. This paper provides analysis of Robert Nozicks ontological criterion for explaining existence.

efer ponderance of these issues rather than direct confrontation of the central ontological matter: Robert Nozick is such a person. On the question posed above, Nozick speculates as to its ultimate si ... Nozicks ultimate proposition: the uncovering of fundamental truths of existence.Works CitedNozick, Robert. "Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing." Metaphysics, Contemporary Readings. Ed. Steven ...

(8 pages) 73 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Analysing John Rawls' Theory of Justice and its principles, and the conflicts which may arise from its implementation.

do with fairness. This argument against the Theories of Rawls is supported and further explored by Robert Nozick. Nozick's objections to the theories of Rawls include that it can't be said how much i ...

(7 pages) 388 0 4.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Analysis: Justice

ticeINTRODUCTION We analyze distributive justice and its different explanations as shared by Robert Nozick, John Rawls, and Michael Walzer.THESIS To say that justice has the same affect ... and Cording, 2002, p. 137). We examine three philosophers' views on justice and their similarities. Robert Nozick claims that justice is "prejudicial and controversial" (Donaldson, et al. 2002, p. 137 ...

(4 pages) 113 1 3.6 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Marx uses the idea of freedom to justify Communism, yet Nozick uses it to justify pure Capitalism. Which if either, is right?

Marx uses the idea of freedom to justify communism, yet Nozickuses it to justify pure capitalism. Who, if either, is right?'From each according to his abili ... that communism will lead the way to utopia, while the opposing concept, Capitalism, as proposed by Nozick, insists that the ownership of private property defines freedom. But what is freedom? Freedom ... communism' would seem to represent the egalitarian society that Marx speaks of throughout his work. Nozick however, uses this very same concept in support and promotion of a system of government, run ...

(10 pages) 82 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Is the buying and selling of people morally right?

poor.The distribution of life, is unjust because it does not comply with the entitlement theory by Robert Nozick. The theory holds that the subject of justice in holdings consists of justice in acqui ...

(4 pages) 45 1 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Are Rawls' arguments for the Difference Principle convincing?

e still considered just because it stemmed from voluntary transactions.One of these Libertarians is Robert Nozick, who objects to the DP because it requires people to be treated as a means to an end. ...

(8 pages) 120 0 4.3 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Values and Goals of Public Policy

r any other female for that matter, but I'm sure some men don't see a problem with that rationality.Nozick's end-result justice uses only the end result, no historical information, to determine what i ...

(5 pages) 106 0 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Compare and contrast Nozick and Rawls approaches to the issue of Indigenous Australians land rights

and what, if anything, is due to the descendants of those who have been wrongly dispossessed.NOZICKRobert Nozicks' basic moral premise follows the idea of Immanuel Kant in that individuals should be ... ically derived from the writings of John Locke and more recently defended by modern writers such as Robert Nozick, understand property rights as historical entitlements which generate moral claims (na ...

(17 pages) 82 0 4.3 Aug/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Ethics of Secession: Kosovo Study

. This book does not successfully tackle the issue of secession but when combined with the ideas of Robert Nozick and John Rawls one may develop a clearer picture on secession and by relying on the id ... realizes that the variables involved are too great for this behavior to be rationalized in one text.Robert Nozick, in "Anarchy, State, and Utopia", presents a view that is more applicable than Rawls a ...

(19 pages) 50 0 5.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Love in Plato's Symposium

all these criteria are not met then it wouldn't be something that an educated person would believe.Robert Nozick, The Examined Life. Touchstone Books: 1990.Plato, Symposium. Paul Woodruff (Translator ...

(5 pages) 37 0 4.3 Apr/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

This paper compares two famous political philosophers John Rawls and Robert Nozick and their approaches to social justice

Aisalkyn AlimbaevaReflection PaperSocial JusticeJohn Rawls and Robert Nozick: are their approaches to justice reconcilable?Accoding to the theory of deprivation, p ... f justice didn't falter to catch attentions of famous political philosophers such as John Rawls and Robert Nozick. Their approaches to justice, indeed to distributive justice, are for the most part di ... dDistributive Justice. John Rawls (196-211). Readings in Social and Political Philosophy. Edited by Robert M. Stewart.Distributive Justice. Robert Nozick (212-236). Readings in Social and Political Ph ...

(6 pages) 68 0 3.0 May/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Equity Finance in Health Care Services

minimum, the utilitarian and the Rawlsian maximin.The entitlement approach, as originally argued by Robert Nozick, a libertarian philosopher involves a rejection of equality. He suggested that individ ...

(17 pages) 87 0 4.0 Jul/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Este curentul libertarian o utopie?

tă şi o carte fundamentală a acestei filosofii, "Anarhie, stat şi utopie" a lui Robert Nozick.Există mai multe ramuri ale perspectivei libertariene, cea mai cunoscută fii ...

(15 pages) 7 0 0.0 Mar/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science