In this brilliant and widely acclaimed book, winner of the 1975 National Book Award, Robert Nozick challenges the most commonly held political and social positions of our age -- liberal, socialist, and conservative.
About the Author
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.
contemporary philosopher possesses a more imaginative mind, broader interests,
or greater dialectical abilities than Robert Nozick."—Harper's
sophisticated and ingenious."—The Economist
"[Nozick's] powers of argument are profound, and his insights are at
times staggering in their brilliance."—New Republic
major event in contemporary political philosophy...[Nozick] is always
stimulating; an open-minded study of what he has to say could be a healthy
tonic for romantic leftists."—Peter Singer, New York Review of Books