Analysis Of Nozick, Marx After The Revolution

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Marx, Karl. “After the Revolution.” In Princeton Readings in Political Thought. Edited by Mitchell Cohen and Nicole Fermon. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996. This very short essay, from the much longer “Critique of the Gotha Program,” highlights some of the key concepts of Marx’ ideas about the situation society would be in directly following the dissolution of capitalism. This is where the concepts of each according to his ability, to each according to his work, and “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” are formulated. These two concepts lay the foundation for the Marxist transition from capitalism, to a socialist society, and then culminate in the Marxist utopia of Communism. From a distributive justice …show more content…
Anarchy, State, and Utopia. New York: Basic Books, 2013. This book presents a straightforward attempt to show that there are principles of justice, other than Rawls, which might better define justice. Nozick explains distributive justice in terms of how things come to be possessed initially. Nozick then traces the situations where distribution is just, or needs to be rectified. Ultimately, Nozick thinks that justice is only applicable when it has arisen under the conditions of his three rules. Unlike Rawls, Nozick does not get into specifics about his rules. His interest lies more in how he imagines the original acquisition of goods. This begins the critique of Rawls as a question of the baseline that Rawls used in formulating his maxim for the difference prin ciple. Nozick want to know, in what respects, a person would be worse off. Like Rawls, Nozick explores various theories of justice and classifies them as either his torical, or patterned and un-patterned. Nozick sees Rawls ' theory as one of end results that overlooked the importance of how historical theories of entitlement are unpatterned and do not correlate with concepts such as needs, or usefulness in

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