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Eric Roark

Works Published inThe Journal of Libertarian Studies

Eric Roark is a doctoral candidate in the philosophy department at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he is also the research assistant to the Kline Chair in Philosophy.

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Nozick's Failed Defense of the Just State

Big GovernmentPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, I argue that Nozick fails to adequately defend the claim that a just state would arise from a Lockean state of nature by a process which need not violate libertarian rights. In particular, I argue that the state-creating processes cited by Nozick are antithetical to the enforcement...


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