On Satz, Why Some Things Should Not Be For Sale

I met Robert Nozick once, in December 1999, after my talk on the meaning of life at Boston University. Over dinner, Nozick said he wanted me to understand his rejection of libertarianism.  His reasoning would have resonated with Debra Satz. Nozick, barely thirty in the early 1970s, had said that governments had no right to block “capitalist acts between consenting adults” (quoted by Satz, at 174). The view would define him as “the Libertarian.” 

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Published in: Journal of Philosophy
2011 108 Pages 219-23

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