On Nozick / Edition 1

On Nozick / Edition 1

by Edward Feser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534252338

ISBN-13: 9780534252335

Pub. Date: 03/27/2003

Publisher: Cengage Learning


ON NOZICK, like other titles in the Wadsworth Philosopher's Series, offers a concise, yet comprehensive, introduction to this philosopher's most important ideas. Presenting the most important insights of well over a hundred seminal philosophers in both the Eastern and Western traditions, the Wadsworth Philosophers Series contains volumes written by scholars noted…  See more details below

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ON NOZICK, like other titles in the Wadsworth Philosopher's Series, offers a concise, yet comprehensive, introduction to this philosopher's most important ideas. Presenting the most important insights of well over a hundred seminal philosophers in both the Eastern and Western traditions, the Wadsworth Philosophers Series contains volumes written by scholars noted for their excellence in teaching and for their well-versed comprehension of each featured philosopher's major works and contributions. These titles have proven valuable in a number of ways. Serving as standalone texts when tackling a philosophers' original sources or as helpful resources for focusing philosophy students' engagements with these philosopher's often conceptually daunting works, these titles have also gained extraordinary popularity with a lay readership and quite often serve as "refreshers" for philosophy instructors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534252335
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/27/2003
Series:
Wadsworth Philosophers Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1.Nozick and Political Philosophy1
2.Libertarianism10
What Libertarianism Is (and What It Isn't)10
The Varieties of Libertarianism11
Pragmatic Arguments for Libertarianism14
The "Invisible Hand" of the Market15
The "Dead Hand" of the State17
Cultural Evolution23
Libertarianism and Other 'Isms'25
3.Individual Rights29
The Grounds, Nature and Implications of Rights29
Kant's Second Categorical Imperative31
The Thesis of Self-Ownership32
Lockean Natural Rights36
The Minimal State39
Libertarianism With Foundations43
The Priority of Self-Ownership43
Cohen's Critique45
Deeper Foundations?48
The Burden of Proof53
4.From Anarchy to the Minimal State55
The Anarchist Challenge55
Law and Order in the State of Nature57
The Dominant Protective Association57
The Ultra-Minimal State58
Prohibition and Compensation58
The "Immaculate Conception" of the State59
5.Distributive Justice and Private Property65
The Entitlement Theory of Justice65
The Three Principles of Justice in Holdings66
Classification of Theories of Distributive Justice68
The "Wilt Chamberlain" Argument70
Patterns vs. Liberty72
The Critique of Rawls76
Taxation, Forced Labor, and Theft77
Self-Ownership vs. Taxation77
"Taxation is Theft"79
Property Rights81
The Lockean Proviso83
The Burden of Proof (Again)86
6.The Best of All Possible Worlds89
Utopia89
The Framework91
Bibliography95

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