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Ideas of Robert Nozick, by Text

[American, 1938 - 2002, Born in New York. Professor at Harvard University.]

1974 Anarchy,State, and Utopia
p.33 Property is legitimate by initial acquisition, voluntary transfer, or rectification of injustice
p.96 If people hold things legitimately, just distribution is simply the result of free exchanges
p.102 Nozick assumes initial holdings include property rights, but we can challenge that
p.108 How did the private property get started? If violence was involved, we can redistribute it
p.109 If property is only initially acquired by denying the rights of others, Nozick can't get started
p.113 Freedom to live according to our own conception of the good is the ultimate value
Pref p.-8 A minimal state should protect, but a state forcing us to do more is unjustified
Pref p.-8 Individual rights are so strong that the state and its officials must be very limited in power
Pref p.-8 States can't enforce mutual aid on citizens, or interfere for their own good
3 'Experience' p.42 If an experience machine gives you any experience you want, should you hook up for life?
p.175 p.175 Can I come to own the sea, by mixing my private tomato juice with it?
1981 Philosophical Explanations
3.1 p.37 A true belief isn't knowledge if it would be believed even if false. It should 'track the truth'