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" Our main conclusions about the state are that a minimal state, limited to the narrow functions of protection against force, theft, fraud, enforcement of contracts, and so on, is justified; that any more extensive state will violate persons... "
The Ethics of Liberty - Page xxii
by Murray N. Rothbard - 2002 - 308 pages
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Anarchy, State, and Utopia

Robert Nozick - Political Science - 1974 - 367 pages
...topics intertwine in the course of our investigation. Our main conclusions about the state are that a minimal state, limited to the narrow functions of...and that the minimal state is inspiring as well as right. Two noteworthy implications are that the state may not use its coercive apparatus for the purpose...
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In deference of fundamental rights

William E. Conklin - Political Science - 1979 - 307 pages
...Hodson16 in his critique of Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State and Utopia.11 Nozick had tried to justify "a minimal state limited to the narrow functions of protection...force, theft, fraud, enforcement of contracts, and so on."18 These minimal functions arose out of conduct where one individual intentionally caused harm...
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American Studies: An Annotated Bibliography, Volume 2

Jack Salzman - Art - 1986 - 2058 pages
...question of how the state is to behave toward an individual with regard to these rights. Nozick identifies the minimal state, limited to the narrow functions...against force, theft, fraud, enforcement of contracts, etc., as the only justifiable one. A more extensive state would violate persons' rights not to be forced...
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Democracy and the Mass Media: A Collection of Essays

Judith Lichtenberg - Philosophy - 1990 - 410 pages
...press on general laissez-faire grounds. Robert Nozick succinctly expresses this libertarian view: "A minimal state, limited to the narrow functions of...enforcement of contracts, and so on, is justified. . . . Any more extensive state will violate persons' rights not to be forced to do certain things."24...
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Why Americans Hate Politics

E.J. Dionne - Political Science - 2004 - 432 pages
...Nozick offered a compact summary of his philosophy: Our main conclusions about the state are that a minimal state, limited to the narrow functions of...and that the minimal state is inspiring as well as right. Two noteworthy applications are that the state may not use its coercive apparatus for the purpose...
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Robert Nozick: Property, Justice, and the Minimal State

Jonathan Wolff - Political Science - 1991 - 168 pages
...anarchism is not the inevitable consequence. His project is to defend the different conclusion that 'a minimal state, limited to the narrow functions of...enforcement of contracts, and so on, is justified', but 'any more extensive state will violate persons' rights not to be forced to do certain things' (ix)....
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A Communitarian Defense of Liberalism: Emile Durkheim and Contemporary ...

Mark S. Cladis - Philosophy - 1994 - 339 pages
...functions of protection against force, theft, fraud, [and of guaranteeing] enforcement of contracts") "will violate persons' rights not to be forced to do certain things, and is unjustified."13 If a thick line is not drawn between "exclusive" moral issues and the state's limited...
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Anti-libertarianism: Markets, Philosophy, and Myth

Alan Haworth - Philosophy - 1994 - 154 pages
...draws being that there is hardly anything that the state and its officials may do. For Nozick, only a 'minimal state, limited to the narrow functions of...enforcement of contracts, and so on, is justified' because 'any more extensive state will violate persons' rights not to be forced to do certain things'...
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The Philosophical Foundations of Social Work

Frederic G. Reamer - Philosophy - 1993 - 219 pages
...in his provocative book, Anarchy, State and Utopia: Our main conclusions about the state are that a minimal state, limited to the narrow functions of...and that the minimal state is inspiring as well as right. Two noteworthy implications are that the state may not use its coercive apparatus for the purpose...
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Contract Ethics: Evolutionary Biology and the Moral Sentiments

Howard Kahane - Philosophy - 1995 - 151 pages
...inner psyches ache for a friendlier atmosphere than would be provided by minimal states restricted to "the narrow functions of protection against force, theft, fraud, enforcement of contracts, and so 4Sheldon Wolin forcefully makes this point in his excellent review of Nozick's book in The New York...
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