The Nozick Game

Teaching Philosophy 40 (1):1-10 (2017)
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In this article I introduce a simple classroom exercise intended to help students better understand Robert Nozick’s famous Wilt Chamberlain thought experiment. I outline the setup and rules of the Basic Version of the Game and explain its primary pedagogical benefits. I then offer several more sophisticated versions of the Game which can help to illustrate the difference between Nozick’s libertarianism and luck egalitarianism.
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What is the Point of Equality?Anderson, Elizabeth S.
What is Egalitrianism?Scheffler, Samuel
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