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Robert Nozick Pol Soc Podcast Quiz
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Nozick argues that the only roles that the state can legitimately perform are upholding basic rights such as “protection against force, theft, enforcement of contracts and so on”. How does he describe this kind of state? The M__________ State
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What word does Nozick use to describe his communities (or associations) that allows each person (or group) to organize and live out their own kind of perfect, but mutually agreed lives?
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Nozick was, in part, writing as a reaction to the work "A Theory of Justice"(1971) written by which other Harvard-based philosopher?
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In "A Theory of Justice" the reader is asked to imagine the kind of world they would want to inhabit if they didn't know if they would win the 'physical' and 'social' lottery. What name does the author give to this thought experiment?
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The political philosophy that Nozick argues for is one where people try to have the highest amount of political freedom and autonomy (one’s ability to make independent decisions). What one-word name do we use to describe this approach?
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Nozick thought that too often the state acted like an overbearing father who made laws to try and control your moral behaviour. What name did he give to this kind of legislation (law)?
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What is the name of Nozick's best known book?
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Which grouping within which mainstream US Political Party adheres to the 'low taxation' and 'low public services' view that Nozick condones?
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The ideas of property rights of which other 'Key Thinker' on our Politics and Society course were most influential on Nozick?
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What fancy phrase of Rawls does Nozick most object to? (It's really just a way of describing taxing the rich to pay for services to for the poor.)
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