Anarchy, State, and Utopia

An Advanced Guide

Author: Lester H. Hunt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118880781

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Anarchy, State, and Utopia: An Advanced Guide presents acomprehensive and accessible introduction to the ideas expressed inRobert Nozick’s highly influential 1974 work on free-marketlibertarianism—considered one of the most important andinfluential works of political philosophy published in the latterhalf of the 20th-century. Makes accessible all the major ideas and arguments presented inNozick’s complex masterpiece Explains, as well as critiques, Robert Nozick’s theory offree market libertarianism Enables a new generation of readers to draw their ownconclusions about the wealth of timely ideas on individualism andlibertarian philosophy Indicates where Nozick’s theory has explanatory power,where it is implausible, and where there are loose ends withfurther work to be done
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Robert Nozick

Property, Justice, and the Minimal State

Author: Jonathan Wolff

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804718561

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia is one of the works which dominate contemporary debate in political philosophy. Drawing on traditional assumptions associated with individualism and libertarianism, Nozick mounts a powerful argument for a minimal "night-watchman" state and challenges the views of many contemporary philosophers, most notably John Rawls. This book is the first full-length study of Nozick's work and of the debates to which it has given rise. Wolff situates Nozick's work in the context of current debates and examines the traditions which have influenced his thought. He then critically reconstructs the key arguments of Anarchy, State, and Utopia, focusing on Nozick's doctrine of rights, his derivation of the minimal state, and his Entitlement Theory of Justice. Wolff subjects Nozick's reasoning to rigorous scrutiny and argues that, despite the seductive simplicity of Nozick's libertarianism, it is, in the end, neither plausible nor wholly coherent. The book concludes by assessing Nozick's place in contemporary political philosophy.
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The Cambridge Companion to Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia

Author: Ralf M. Bader,John Meadowcroft

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107493587

Category: Philosophy

Page: 332

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Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia (1974) is recognised as a classic of modern political philosophy. Along with John Rawls's A Theory of Justice (1971), it is widely credited with breathing new life into the discipline in the second half of the twentieth century. This Companion presents a balanced and comprehensive assessment of Nozick's contribution to political philosophy. In engaging and accessible chapters, the contributors analyse Nozick's ideas from a variety of perspectives and explore neglected areas of the work such as his discussion of anarchism and his theory of utopia. Their detailed and illuminating picture of Anarchy, State, and Utopia, its impact and its enduring influence will be invaluable to students and scholars in both political philosophy and political theory.
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Examined Life

Philosophical Meditations

Author: Robert Nozick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671725017

Category: Philosophy

Page: 308

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The Nature of Rationality

Author: Robert Nozick

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400820832

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

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Repeatedly and successfully, the celebrated Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick has reached out to a broad audience beyond the confines of his discipline, addressing ethical and social problems that matter to every thoughtful person. Here Nozick continues his search for the connections between philosophy and "ordinary" experience. In the lively and accessible style that his readers have come to expect, he offers a bold theory of rationality, the one characteristic deemed to fix humanity's "specialness." What are principles for? asks Nozick. We could act simply on whim, or maximize our self-interest and recommend that others do the same. As Nozick explores rationality of decision and rationality of belief, he shows how principles actually function in our day-to-day thinking and in our efforts to live peacefully and productively with each other. Throughout, the book combines daring speculations with detailed investigations to portray the nature and status of rationality and the essential role that imagination plays in this singular human aptitude.
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An Introduction to Business Ethics

Author: George D. Chryssides,John H. Kaler

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861523563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 585

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An Introduction to Business Ethics explores the issues of individual and corporate responsibility in business, and integrates many contemporary and classic readings with the text. The book has a cross-cultural approach and case studies are used throughout.
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Robert Nozick

Author: Alan Lacey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317489977

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Although best known for the hugely influential Anarchy, State and Utopia, Robert Nozick (1938-2002) eschewed the label 'political philosopher' because the vast majority of his writings and attention have focused on other areas. Indeed the breadth of Nozick's work is perhaps greater than that of any other contemporary philosopher. This book is the first to give full and proper discussion of Nozick's philosophy as a whole, including his influential work on the theory of knowledge, his notion of 'tracking the truth', his metaphysical writings on personal identity and free will, his evolutionary account of rationality, his varying treatments of Newcomb's paradox and his ideas on the meaning of life. Illuminating and informative, the book will be welcomed as an authoritative guide to Nozick's philosophical thinking.
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Ethical Theory

An Anthology

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405133198

Category: Philosophy

Page: 796

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Ethical Theory: An Anthology is an authoritative collection of key essays by top scholars in the field, addressing core issues including consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics, as well as traditionally underrepresented topics such as moral knowledge and moral responsibility. Brings together seventy-six classic and contemporary pieces by renowned philosophers, from classic writing by Hume and Kant to contemporary writing by Derek Parfit, Susan Wolf, and Judith Jarvis Thomson Guides students through key areas in the field, among them consequentialism, deontology, contractarianism, and virtue ethics Includes coverage of metaethics, normative ethics, and practical ethics Reaches beyond traditional texts by also including important, but usually underrepresented, topics such as moral knowledge, moral standing, moral responsibility, and ethical particularism Raises questions about the status and rational authority of morality
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Robert Nozick

Author: Ralf M. Bader

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623565731

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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In 1974, Robert Nozick's book Anarchy, State, and Utopia moved libertarianism from a relatively neglected subset of political philosophy to the center of the discipline, as one of the most cogent critiques of social democracy and egalitarian liberalism. Nozick developed a rights-based account of libertarianism to show that a minimal state can legitimately arise, that nothing more than a minimal state is justified, and that the minimal state is not only morally right, but can also be an inspiring 'meta-utopia'. This volume presents Nozick's contributions to political philosophy in the context of his work in analytical philosophy. It also provides a biography of Nozick and considers the initial reception and long-term influence of his work.
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