Journal of Applied Philosophy 34 (1):99-113 (2017)

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Shane Courtland
University of Minnesota, Duluth
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Over the last few years we have had a debate regarding the role of government in providing healthcare. There has been a question as to whether or not the state's proper role requires protection of its subjects from the calamities associated with a lack of healthcare. In this article, I will argue that straightforward Hobbesian principles require the state to provide healthcare. It might seem odd that such a positive right can be justified by a philosopher who famously conceives of individuals as motivated by self-interest. Nonetheless, Hobbes's political theory provides the framework for such a right
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