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Contemporary Philosophy in Focus : Robert Nozick - David Schmidtz

Contemporary Philosophy in Focus

Robert Nozick

By: David Schmidtz (Editor)


Published: 7th March 2002
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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.

"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

Introductions David Schmidtz
The justification of political authority David Miller
Projects and property John T. Sanders
Nozick's libertarian utopia Loren Lomasky
Goals, symbols, principles: Nozick on practical rationality Gerald Gaus
Non-consequentialism and political philosophy Philip Pettit
Nozick on knowledge and skepticism Michael Williams
Nozick on free will Michael Bratman
How to make something of yourself Elijah Millgram
The meanings of life David Schmidtz
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ISBN: 9780521782265
ISBN-10: 0521782260
Series: Contemporary Philosophy in Focus
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 7th March 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.53