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"...complex, sophisticated and ingenious." Economist --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
I was very pleased to realize the existence of this book and to read it.
Nozick's book is an outstanding logical development, building a philosophical framework upon a presuppositional base of preeminence of individual rights.
This is one of the most important works in political philosophy, and anyone who is even remotely interested in the subject ought to read it.
I am more inclined to read "Continental Thinkers" i.e. Foucault, Althusser, Negri etc. What another review on here called "Superstitions of Marxism". Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jujubee
Clearly one of the great works in political philosophy. One can appreciate the genius of the book even if one does not share his libertarian outlook. Don't let yourself miss this. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David Sobel
Robert Nozick is regarded as one of the two the most influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. The other was his Harvard colleague John Rawls. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Peter Francis Fenwick
This is NOT light reading. Then again, it's a philosophy book, and nobody obliged me to read it. I kept reminding myself of this every time I had to re-read a paragraph for the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Athan
While I continue to fall on the Rawlsian side of the debate, Nozick has put together a very well though out book that must be taken into account when discussing justice and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Curtis
I'll be honest. I didn't finish the book. I bought it because I am interested in libertarianism, and wanted a conservative counterpoint to liberal Rawlsian theories of justice. Read morePublished 18 months ago by K. P. Butler
I elected to read this for two reasons: First, it was said to be the seminal work on Libertarian philosophy; and, second, it was supposedly the intellectual response to John... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Interested customer