Robert Nozick / Edition 1

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Overview

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.
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"Together, the essays collected in this volume provide a fine tribute to one of the most wide-ranging and imaginative philosophers of our age." The Philosophical Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521006712
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/7/2002
  • Series: Contemporary Philosophy in Focus Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Contributors
1 Introductions 1
2 The Justification of Political Authority 10
3 Projects and Property 34
4 Nozick's Libertarian Utopia 59
5 Non-Consequentialism and Political Philosophy 83
6 Goals, Symbols, Principles: Nozick on Practical Rationality 105
7 Nozick on Knowledge and Skepticism 131
8 Nozick on Free Will 155
9 How to Make Something of Yourself 175
10 The Meanings of Life 199
Bibliography 217
Index 219
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