Robert Nozick / Edition 1

Robert Nozick / Edition 1

by David Schmidtz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521006716

ISBN-13: 9780521006712

Pub. Date: 03/07/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This introductory volume is devoted to Robert Nozick, one of the dominant philosophical thinkers of the current age. Nozick's famous book, Anarchy, State and Utopia (1974), presents the classic defense of the libertarian view that only a minimal state is just. He has made significant contributions to such areas as rational choice theory, ethics, epistemology and…  See more details below

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This introductory volume is devoted to Robert Nozick, one of the dominant philosophical thinkers of the current age. Nozick's famous book, Anarchy, State and Utopia (1974), presents the classic defense of the libertarian view that only a minimal state is just. He has made significant contributions to such areas as rational choice theory, ethics, epistemology and philosophy of mind. In addition to philosophers, the book will be of particular interest to professionals and students in political science, law, economics, sociology and psychology. David Schmidtz taught at Yale University and Bowling Green State University before joining the University of Arizona, where he is Professor of Philosophy and joint Professor of Economics. His previous books include Environmental Ethics (Oxford), Social Welfare and Individual Responsibility (Cambridge, 1998) and Rational Choice and Moral Agency (Princeton). He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521006712
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/07/2002
Series:
Contemporary Philosophy in Focus Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Contributors
1Introductions1
2The Justification of Political Authority10
3Projects and Property34
4Nozick's Libertarian Utopia59
5Non-Consequentialism and Political Philosophy83
6Goals, Symbols, Principles: Nozick on Practical Rationality105
7Nozick on Knowledge and Skepticism131
8Nozick on Free Will155
9How to Make Something of Yourself175
10The Meanings of Life199
Bibliography217
Index219

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