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First, he argues that Rawls’s conception is unrealistic in treating the goods to be distributed as if they were manna-from-heaven. ’ (Nozick, 1974, p. 155). And he argues, second, that enforcing Rawls’s two principles, like enforcing a socialist regime, would require constant monitoring of the exchanges between people and constant interference and adjustment. , p. 163). Largely in reaction to Rawls’s vision, as indeed he admits, Nozick elaborates a libertarian alternative to the two-principles theory.

So much for the methodological and substantive novelties of A Theory of Justice. The developments that have characterized analytical political philosophy since the appearance of that book – and many of the developments that have characterized political theory more generally – can be represented as reactions of different sorts. We are now living, as Barry puts it, in a post-Rawlsian world. There has been a great deal of work since A Theory of Justice, including work by Rawls himself (1993; 1999; 2001), on the more or less detailed discussion and critique of the approach in that book (Daniels, 1975; Pogge, 1989; Kukathas and Pettit, 1990; Kukathas, 2003).

The idea of deserts has focused a further variety of opposition (Sadurski, 1985; Sher, 1987; Campbell; 1988). The idea of autonomy or self-determination, itself a theme in Rawls, has been widely explored, with different lessons derived from it (Lindley, 1986; Raz, 1986; Young, 1986; Dworkin, 1988) And the idea of needs has served as yet another focus of opposition (Braybrooke, 1987; Wiggins, 1987). Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the idea of equality has been reworked in different ways by a number of thinkers, all of whom distance themselves in some measure from the Rawlsian orthodoxy (Dworkin, 1978; Sen, 1986; Cohen, 1989; Kymlicka, 1990; Nagel, 1991).

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