Teaching Philosophy 40 (1):1-10 (2017)

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Galen Barry
Iona College
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In this article I introduce a simple classroom exercise intended to help students better understand Robert Nozick’s famous Wilt Chamberlain thought experiment. I outline the setup and rules of the Basic Version of the Game and explain its primary pedagogical benefits. I then offer several more sophisticated versions of the Game which can help to illustrate the difference between Nozick’s libertarianism and luck egalitarianism.
Keywords Teaching Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 0145-5788
DOI 10.5840/teachphil201732961
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What is the Point of Equality?Elizabeth Anderson - 1999 - Ethics 109 (2):287-337.
What is Egalitrianism?Samuel Scheffler - 2003 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 31 (1):5-39.
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