David Schmidtz, Christopher Freiman

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This article analyzes the philosophy of Robert Nozick. It describes how Nozick borrowed Rawls's foundation, accepting his premise about the separateness and inviolability of persons. It then discusses Nozick's views about the historical and patterned principles of justice, liberalism and self-ownership, rights, freedom, entitlement, the two kinds of "arbitrary", and utopia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199968886
ISBN (Print)9780195376692
StatePublished - Jun 18 2012


  • Entitlement
  • Freedom
  • John Rawls
  • Justice
  • Liberalism
  • Political philosophers
  • Rights
  • Robert Nozick
  • Utopia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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