Answer to Question #185075 in Political Science for Rearabetswe Maleka

Question #185075

Which of the following statements reflecting the differences and similarities of Rawls and 

Nozick’s conception of justice is correct? Indicate the correct option. 

1. Rawls and Nozick both disagree on fundamental questions pertaining to the extent of state 

intervention in the private sphere and the principles governing distribution of goods, however, 

there is consensus that the protection of individual interests is most important. 

2. Nozick shares Rawls‟ view that the purpose of the state is to achieve a just distribution for its 

citizens. 

3. Rawls and Nozick ascribe to a principle of justice that advocates for the equal distribution of 

goods. 

4. Both Rawls and Nozick adopt an ahistorical approach to establishing principles of justice 

which downplays the significance of historical circumstances that are morally relevant when 

addressing contemporary questions on justice.


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Expert's answer
2021-05-07T11:56:01-0400

Rawls and Nozick both disagree on fundamental questions pertaining to the extent of state 

intervention in the private sphere and the principles governing the distribution of goods, however, 

there is consensus that the protection of individual interests is most important. 



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