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IN ANARCHY, STATE AND UTOPIA (ASU), (1) Nozick proposes his model of the morally-justifiable minimal state. In the Preface to ASU, Nozick defines this state as "limited to the narrow functions of protection against force, theft, fraud, enforcement of contracts and so on," and says that "any more extensive state will violate persons' rights not to be forced to do certain things, and is unjustified." Given this definition, understanding the concept of "protection" is key to determining the boundaries of the minimal state. To elucidate this concept, this paper will examine individual rights as inviolable "constraints," triune protection, and the resulting tension between the state's protective power and individual rights.

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2009
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
28
Pages
PUBLISHER
Ludwig von Mises Institute
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
96.4
KB

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