Contemporary Moral Issues

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Nozick Basics 1. A right guarantees non interference. Thus even if fewer harms to others could be secured by restricting persons in advance rights would constrain such preventative actions. Rights are very limited 2. Rights cannot be abridged for security happiness or other social objective. They are absolute. Nozick qualifies this slightly to say" barring a catastrophic moral horror. 3. Rights are fundamental and basic in the further sense that they are good in themselves and not hood because of what they achieve. Thus rights are fundamental to moral thinking. 4. Absolute rights to do not entail anarchism. Nozick has a hidden band argument that persons with absolute rights would opt for a minimal state securing their life plans against the violent. Complications with Nozick's Theory 5. Nozick's theory admits two complications to his strict idea of entitlement. 6.
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2011 for the course PHI 1460 taught by Professor D'amico during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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