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On Nozick

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ISBN-10: 0534252338

ISBN-13: 9780534252335

Edition: 2004

Authors: Edward Feser

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ON NOZICK, like other titles in the Wadsworth Philosopher's Series, offers a concise, yet comprehensive, introduction to this philosopher's most important ideas. Presenting the most important insights of well over a hundred seminal philosophers in both the Eastern and Western traditions, the Wadsworth Philosophers Series contains volumes written by scholars noted for their excellence in teaching and for their well-versed comprehension of each featured philosopher's major works and contributions. These titles have proven valuable in a number of ways. Serving as standalone texts when tackling a philosophers' original sources or as helpful resources for focusing philosophy students'…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Edward Feser is Philosophy Instructor in the Social Sciences Division, Pasadena City College. He is author of On Nozick (2003) and Philosophy of Mind: A Short Introduction (2005).

Preface
Nozick and Political Philosophy
Libertarianism
What Libertarianism Is (and What It Isn't)
The Varieties of Libertarianism
Pragmatic Arguments for Libertarianism
The "Invisible Hand" of the Market
The "Dead Hand" of the State
Cultural Evolution
Libertarianism and Other 'Isms'
Individual Rights
The Grounds, Nature and Implications of Rights
Kant's Second Categorical Imperative
The Thesis of Self-Ownership
Lockean Natural Rights
The Minimal State
Libertarianism With Foundations
The Priority of Self-Ownership
Cohen's Critique
Deeper Foundations?
The Burden of Proof
From Anarchy to the Minimal State
The Anarchist Challenge
Law and Order in the State of Nature
The Dominant Protective Association
The Ultra-Minimal State
Prohibition and Compensation
The "Immaculate Conception" of the State
Distributive Justice and Private Property
The Entitlement Theory of Justice
The Three Principles of Justice in Holdings
Classification of Theories of Distributive Justice
The "Wilt Chamberlain" Argument
Patterns vs. Liberty
The Critique of Rawls
Taxation, Forced Labor, and Theft
Self-Ownership vs. Taxation
"Taxation is Theft"
Property Rights
The Lockean Proviso
The Burden of Proof (Again)
The Best of All Possible Worlds
Utopia
The Framework
Bibliography