An Argument for Self-Ownership Against the Patterned Redistribution of Wealth.

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Philosophy

 

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John G

 

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May 11, 2015

 

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University

 

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Patterned redistribution is the redistribution of wealth according to some societal merit or principle; ex. a person’s contribution and value to a community, or how much a person earns. Nozick’s argument begins with the assertion that people have the right of ownership over their talents. A further assertion is made that because people own their talents, they own the products of their talents—which is also known as their possessions...
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A further assertion is made that because people own their talents, they own the products of their talents—which is also known as their possessions. This premise is the foundation for what we shall call Nozick’s self-ownership argument. I will now present a brief introduction to Nozick’s view followed by a discussion in support of his self-ownership argument against patterned redistribution...
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