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Robert Nozick: Property, Justice, and the Minimal State (Key Contemporary Thinkers) 1st Edition
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In my recent review of AS&U, I wrote many positive statements about it and expressed my agreement with many of the ideas presented in the book. I also wrote some negative statements regarding the organization of the presented material, the lack of concise summaries of significant concepts, and the frequency and magnitude of tangential discussions.
Whenever I read something with which I generally agree (like AS&U), I immediately seek out opposing views that I would consider an effective use of my time and thought. This time, my search led me to something that provided opposing views AND helped me to garner a better understanding of the ideas presented in AS&U - "Property, Justice, and the Minimal State".
"Property, Justice, and the Minimal State" provides important and relevant criticism of AS&U, presents most of its central ideas in a more concise and organized fashion, and contains excellent notes about other critics of AS&U and related reading material. (Alas, so much to read and think, so little time...)
I view "Property, Justice, and the Minimal State" as a NECESSARY companion to AS&U. If you read one and not the other, there is much that you could gain that you have not.
(My rating of five stars for this book should not be viewed as independent of my rating of four stars for AS&U. I believe that, had I not read AS&U earlier, I would not have been adequately qualified to (even) submit a rating for "Property, Justice, and the Minimal State".Read more ›
In my opinion, this book should be useful both to students of political philosophy as well as to political philosophers themselves. Wolff is very clear, very accessible, and does not assume a whole lot in the way of background knowledge (though familiarity with Rawls would be an asset). This book is extremely useful to anyone wanting to familiarize themselves with the debate on libertarian political philosophy.
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For anyone interested in understanding Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia, this is the book. Wolff has done a really great job of analyizing and explicating Nozick's influential... Read morePublished 15 months ago by hyt
I used this book to make my way through Nozick's libertarianism for my Masters thesis. This would be a very good choice if one wants a basic critical review of Nozick and possibly... Read morePublished on January 30, 2014 by OK_Randy