The Essential Robert Nozick

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The Essential Robert Nozick includes a new book, accompanying website and animated videos, which spotlights American philosophy professor Robert Nozick who helped re-establish the classical liberal or libertarian perspective in the United States and beyond.

Published by the Fraser Institute, the book (authored by Aeon Skoble, professor of philosophy at Bridgewater State University) provides an overview of Nozick’s key insights on individual rights, limited government and the free market.

In 1974, Nozick wrote his most famous work (Anarchy, State, and Utopia), which argues for the supremacy of individual rights and minimal role for government designed exclusively to protect rights.

Nozick was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1938, and attended Columbia and Princeton before becoming a professor of philosophy at Harvard. He wrote six books and was praised for his clear accessible writing style that crossed ideological lines. He died in 2002 after a long battle with stomach cancer.

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