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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Review: Anarchy, State, and Utopia

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5 stars for style, 4 ish for argument. In brief, ASU was methodically and clearly argued with a refreshing sense of humor and narrative (I found myself writing "LOL" in the margins several times). The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wersly - Goodreads

What a labor to read. Nozick uses analytic/mathematical philosophy to prove that the only morally-justified kind of state is an 'ultraminimal' state, similar to that of the Lockean state. At times ... 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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