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The Resource Robert Nozick : property, justice, and the minimal state, Jonathan Wolff

Robert Nozick : property, justice, and the minimal state, Jonathan Wolff

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Robert Nozick : property, justice, and the minimal state
Title
Robert Nozick
Title remainder
property, justice, and the minimal state
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Wolff
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia is one of the works which dominate contemporary debate in political philosophy. Drawing on traditional assumptions associated with individualism and libertarianism, Nozick mounts a powerful argument for a minimal 'night-watchman' state and challenges the views of many contemporary philosophers, most notably John Rawls. This book is the first full-length study of Nozick's work and of the debates to which it has given rise. Wolff situates Nozick's work in the context of current debates and examines the traditions which have influenced his thought. He then critically reconstructs the key arguments of Anarchy, State, and Utopia, focusing on Nozick's doctrine of rights, his derivation of the minimal state, and his Entitlement Theory of Justice. Wolff subjects Nozick's reasoning to rigorous scrutiny and argues that, despite the seductive simplicity of Nozick's libertarianism, it is, in the end, neither plausible nor wholly coherent. The book concludes by assessing Nozick's place in contemporary political philosophy
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DLC
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Wolff, Jonathan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Key contemporary thinkers
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  • Nozick, Robert
  • Nozick, Robert
  • Libertarianism
  • Justice
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Robert Nozick : property, justice, and the minimal state, Jonathan Wolff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [157]-163) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- notes on references -- Introduction -- 1. Nozick's libertarianism -- 2. Libertarian rights -- 3. Defending the minimal state -- 4. The entitlement theory of justice -- 5. Nozick and political philosophy -- Notes -- Guide to further reading -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
23712597
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 168 pages
Isbn
9780804718554
Isbn Type
paper)
Lccn
90070906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1389475
Label
Robert Nozick : property, justice, and the minimal state, Jonathan Wolff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [157]-163) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- notes on references -- Introduction -- 1. Nozick's libertarianism -- 2. Libertarian rights -- 3. Defending the minimal state -- 4. The entitlement theory of justice -- 5. Nozick and political philosophy -- Notes -- Guide to further reading -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
23712597
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 168 pages
Isbn
9780804718554
Isbn Type
paper)
Lccn
90070906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1389475

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