Powell looks at the “entitlement theory” of justice and the closing words of Anarchy, State and Utopia on how the minimal state can inspire us.
Philosopher Robert Nozick’s Anarchy, State, and Utopia, published in 1974, cemented libertarianism’s place among the political philosophies taken seriously in academia. In it, Nozick defended the “minimal state”—what latter came to be called minarchism—and showed how it could become a “framework for utopias.”
But Nozick’s interests weren’t limited to political theory. He turned his remarkable mind to nearly every branch of philosophy in such wide-ranging works as Philosophical Explanations, The Examined Life, and Invariances: The Structure of the Objective World.
A summary of the arguments of Robert Nozick’s Anarchy, State and Utopia.
Smith discusses Robert Nozick’s criticisms of Locke’s property theory and the relationship between a natural-law justification of property and social conventions.
Julian Sanchez discusses his perspective and philosphical interests.
Cogently attacking libertarianism means, at the very least, wrestling with what libertarians actually believe.
Pope discusses Jan Narveson’s, The Libertarian Idea.
An introduction to virtue, the life well-lived, and the state’s role in the good life.
Smith explains how Locke dealt with some problems in the traditional Christian theory of private property.
An introductory overview of the basic philosophies of libertarianism.
Boaz pays tribute to Roy Childs.
The market process makes entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs don’t only come from the elite.