Anarchy, State, and Utopia

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Author: Robert Nozick

Brand: Robert Nozick

Edition: Reprint


  • Anarchy State and Utopia

ISBN: 0465051006

Number Of Pages: 400

Publisher: Basic Books

Release Date: 2013-11-12

Details: In this brilliant and widely acclaimed book winner of the 1975 National Book Award Robert Nozick challenges the most commonly held political and social positions of our age liberal socialist and Politics Philosophy Translated into 100 languages winner of the National Book Award and named one of the 100 Most Influential Books since World War II by the Times Literary Supplement Anarchy State and Utopia remains one of the most theoretically trenchant and philosophically rich defenses of economic liberalism to date as well as a foundational text in classical libertarian thought With a new introduction by the philosopher Thomas Nagel this revised edition will introduce Nozick and his work to a new generation of readers Winner of the 1975 National Book Award this classic work is updated for the first time in 30 years Anarchy State and Utopiais a foundational text in classical liberal thought in which Robert Nozick created the intellectual underpinnings for what is now known as libertarianism In his exhortation to limit the state to only the most minimal possible role Nozick stirred tremendous controversy in an era predisposed to look to government as the solution to social injustice When originally published in 1974 Anarchy State and Utopiawas dismissed by many scholars as nothing more than a paean to the bourgeois status quo But American politics have changed dramatically since then Anarchy State and Utopiahas become ever more relevant since the country has caught up with Nozick s ideas as Clinton proclaimed the era of big government is over With fierce argumentation and meticulous logic Robert Nozick gave birth to a new way of thinking about the relationship between the citizen and the state

EAN: 9780465051007