"Justice and Entitlement" Discussion Questions

Robert Nozick
  1. Nozick thinks that an adequate theory of justice requires a principle of rectification of justice. What does this mean, and why does Nozick think this?
  2. What is the difference between a historical theory and an end-result theory?
  3. Briefly explain the point of Nozick’s Wilt Chamberlain thought experiment.
  4. Explain Locke’s principle of acquisition. What is the proviso he suggests? Does Nozick also accept this proviso?
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