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Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick

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CHAPTER

       5

The State

PROHIBITING PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT OF JUSTICE

AN independent might be prohibited from privately exacting justice because his procedure is known to be too risky and dangerous—that is, it involves a higher risk (than another procedure) of punishing an innocent person or overpunishing a guilty one—or because his procedure isn’t known not to be risky. (His procedure would exhibit another mode of unreliability if its chances were much greater of not punishing a guilty person, but this would not be a reason for prohibiting his ...

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