Anarchy, State, and Utopia

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Basic Books, 1974 - Political Science - 367 pages
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Winner of the 1975 National Book Award, this brilliant and widely acclaimed book is a powerful philosophical challenge to the most widely held political and social positions of our age--liberal, socialist, and conservative.

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Don't agree with anything he says - but it is well written and gives one insight into the political approach of the elite - demonstrates the thinking lying behind the libertarian approach of those following Thatcher. Caused the death of socialism in my mind. Read full review

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Sure, Nozick is godlessly libertarian and his thought experiment to generate a minimal state out of anarchist criteria fails; however, his response to Rawls' Theory of Justice is fascinating and instructive, especially when looking at issues of reparations to indigenous peoples. Read full review

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About the author (1974)

Robert Nozick (1938-2002) was the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. The author of numerous books including The Examined Life and Philosophical Explanations, Nozick was the recipient of the National Book Award for Anarchy, State, and Utopia.

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