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Nozick, Robert (1938–2002)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-S090-2
Version: v2,  Published online: 1998
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Although Robert Nozick published on an enormous range of topics, he is best known as a political philosopher, and especially for his powerful and entertaining statement of libertarianism. In Anarchy, State, and Utopia (1974), Nozick presents an image of a fully voluntary society, in which people cooperate only on terms which violate no one’s rights.

Nozick’s other major contributions to philosophy include an analysis of knowledge, and an accompanying response to scepticism, an account of personal identity and contributions to decision theory and the theory of rationality.

Citing this article:
Wolff, Jonathan and Simon Blackburn. Nozick, Robert (1938–2002), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-S090-2. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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