This assessment consists of one essay. The word limit is 2,000 words, excluding footnotes. Footnotes should not be discursive. Any material which exceeds 2,000 words will not be marked. Answers are to be 1.5 or double-spaced, and the text justified. Please use a serif font like Times New Roman or Garamond (not Arial, Calibri, etc.).
- Robert Nozick says that a socialist society would “have to forbid capitalist acts between consenting adults” (Anarchy, State, and Utopia, p. 162). What does he mean by this? Do you agree? Answer with reference to the course readings and your own research.
- Burke and MacIntyre both criticise liberal approaches to justice for being too divorced from social realities. Explain their criticisms, and provide what you think is the best liberal response to them (the response can include material from Rawls and/or Mill). Is the liberal response adequate? Answer with reference to the course readings and your own research.