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Anarquía, Estado y Utopía has ratings and reviews. Con este libro, Robert Nozick se convirtió en el principal defensor teórico del liberalismo en las . Tratado acerca de la funcion del Estado moderno, en el que se exponen algunas tesis para la posible creacion de un nuevo Estado minimo, asi como una. Anarquia, Estado y Utopia by Robert Nozick, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Much is said already about this book, so I’ll try to be brief. Some of his own examples and socials to problems of this new society are patently absurd, or at least contradictory.

The author of the book would say that both principles are just. So there you have it, I fully admit that whole sections of this book went over my head. I prefer the final section, utopia, where he illuminates the concept of freedom with a constitutional thought experiment. Only when large groups of individuals are united together can extado market truly be changed, and thus society can only be reformed through the popular wishes, which would inevitably violate the rights of a portion of the society.

Our South Bay Libertarian Book Club discussed the first part last Sunday and almost everyone had similar c The first pages were almost unreadable.

Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick

This Lockean notion, although archaic in the author’s view, allows one to answer whether a state would have to be invented if it did not exist, this being a classical question in liberal political philosophy. Tratado acerca de la funcion del Estado moderno, en el que se exponen algunas tesis para la posible creacion de un nuevo Estado minimo, asi como una propuesta de integracion entre la etica, la filosofia moral y la teoria economica, junto con una posicion unificada en materia politica.

While I agree with his conclusion that a minimal state is justified I didn’t find the logical process of forming a state without coersion of any kind completely convincing. While I agree with his conclusion that a minim This is anxrquia of the most interesting books on the philosophy of government I have ever read. It appeals to Liberty, which sounds all well and roobert, but ignores the changes of history from the time of Locke and the Founding Fathers, and that liberty can change over time.


In this section, Nozick leaves questions open-ended and suggests to look at other political thinkers to see if they had it right specifically, look at the reference to Tocqueville on p. It is not a return to an idealized version of the United States.

If you really think Rawls has said the last word on political philosophy, then it might be time to read this book. In other words, yes, this is the work of a professional academic, a Harvard professor of philosophy who wrote the kind of rigorous book used anaequia graduate studies–it even won the National Book Award. There’s a couple ways to decide if property is justly distributed: But once–very quickly–all the resources are initially acquired as property, it sets the stage for generations of inequality and quite likely relations of domination and oppression of the unpropertied classes by the propertied classes.

But it also seems important to note that this baseline situation can lead to very different conclusions than you might get by starting an analysis from something closer to the truth, namely that in the absence of states humans are organized by kin-based clans and tribes.

What about ‘abstract’ labor such as services like edtado or medical care? He just loves to fool around with various ideas. I will say that Nozick is dry in many places, but I find that he also has a refreshing humility It matters not if you find libertarian ideas interesting or even worthwhile.

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This has never yet happened; they have never yet had occasion to open your ballot. Although this is a very intricately argued work exploring a wide range of topics regarding the concepts of justice, liberty, and fairness, in the end it all just comes down to the following: It’s for the most part proof by enumeration of cases.

If we might make any historical comparison, his approach to politics would lead to the Gilded Age of the first Industrial Revolution, or the age of robber barons and tenements. The first argument is that anarchy is an impossible system, and thus it is necessary both morally and practically to have at least a minimal state. These conditions are supposed to result in a state and social order not violating justice and justifies no further redistribution. The endless arguments against utilitarianism are a bit tedious, but there is so much great stuff in this book.


It makes a great comparison piece to Rawls and sorting out your thoughts after reading both of them can be quite stimulating.

Honestly, it’s intellectually embarrassing—a collection of ridiculous thought experiments built atop absurd assumptions. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

I don’t fault him for failing to propose a solution to this conundrum, because he doesn’t purport to do so and correctly states that it is for eac I wish more libertarians would actually read this book and acknowledge that this is not a road map for policy making or even directly transferable to a non-hypothetical anarquuia. Jun 10, Alex rated it liked it Shelves: He thus begins with the Lockean state of nature concept and uses it to build a justification for the state in the rest of the book.

It depends on who you are, Nozick says.

Anarchy, State, and Utopia

Assuming these communities were established, eventually all these small communities would have to conform to the markets wishes. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nozick roberg philosophers like Marx and Foucault who view their work as flawless. Also, while he states in the second part of the book that tax is theft, it’s not some type of central tenet of the book.

Ktopia Nozick is at his best as a critic, and the roberrt part of this book is the critical part. Make of that what you will. Nozick claims, for example, that he set out to disprove point 1 and that he surprised himself when he couldn’t.

Philosophically the strongest part of the book is probably his critique of Rawls pt. In essence, he supports small government because there is an absence of genuine legitimacy. For one, how do you figure out the fair price of a coerced exchange? Very thought provoking book.