Critically discuss Robert Nozick’s claim that, because liberty upsets pattern, the state should NOT aim to impose patterns of resource distribution in society.
This essay demands a very good understanding of NozickÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s position and appreciation for how this could influence economic policy. You should give a clear description of his position, including definitions of key terms and perhaps using your own examples for illustration.
There are many ways you could argue for or against his view. You should aim to develop your response in connection with some of the core ideas that have been explored in the course, and you may wish to use material from other weeks to focus your responseÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Âfor example, the economics material on inequality. You will also find additional resources listed in the relevant weekÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s reading folders, and researching further background to NozickÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s theory and core ideas from these weeks would be appropriate.
Note that we will expect you to engage with the philosophical arguments regarding the morality of the free market system in some way, so you should ensure that you demonstrate an understanding of the material covered in lectures 8 and 9 even if these do not form the central focus of your essay. If in doubt, check with your tutor.
Report an abuse for product Critically discuss Robert Nozick's claim that, because liberty upsets pattern, the state should NOT aim to impose patterns of resource distribution in society.