Thursday, March 19, 2015
Robert Nozick on Equality
The entitlement conception of justice in holdings makes no presumption in favor of equality, or any other overall end state patterning. It cannot merely be assumed that equality must be built into any theory of justice. There is a surprising dearth of arguments for equality capable of coming to grips with the considerations that underlie a nonpatterned conception of justice in holdings. (However, there is no lack of unsupported statements of a presumption in favor of equality).
~Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia (Basic Books, 1974), pp. 232-3.