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Justice - Lecture 10

Lecture 10 - Liberty and the Rule of Law

- What is the rule of law? Is that idea well-captured by Locke's requirement that there be "settled standing laws," or is something more needed?
- Is there, as Hayek asserts, a very intimate connection between the rule of law and liberty?
- Locke says that there is to be one rule for rich and poor, for favorite at court and countryman at plough." Does Nozick's minimal state have such uniform rules for all?
- Locke says that laws are to be designed for "the good of the people." What does "the good of the people" mean? Is Nozick's minimal state required to meet that condition?

Prof. Joshua Cohen
17.01J / 24.04J Justice
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)
Date accessed: 2008-12-28
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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