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.
Julian Sanchez joins us for a discussion on the political philsophy of Robert Nozick.
Jason Kuznicki joins us to discuss the left-leaning tendencies of public intellectuals.
Matt Zwolinski joins us to talk about pollution. What does it mean for libertarians to treat pollution as a violation of property rights?
Eric Mack joins our show again to talk about common objections to libertarianism by dissecting John Rawls viewpoint.
George H. Smith discusses Robert Nozick’s criticisms of Locke’s property theory.
Childs gives the history of the modern American libertarian movement from the 1920s to the establishment of the Libertarian Party in 1971.
William Irwin joins us to talk about existentialism and libertarianism.