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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 [Swift]
p.96 If people hold things legitimately, just distribution is simply the result of free exchanges [Kymlicka]
p.102 Nozick assumes initial holdings include property rights, but we can challenge that [Kymlicka]
p.108 How did the private property get started? If violence was involved, we can redistribute it [Kymlicka]
p.109 If property is only initially acquired by denying the rights of others, Nozick can't get started [Kymlicka]
p.113 Freedom to live according to our own conception of the good is the ultimate value [Kymlicka]
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?
p.178 p.418 Unowned things may be permanently acquired, if it doesn't worsen the position of other people
p.178 p.420 Maybe land was originally collectively owned, rather than unowned? [Cohen,GA]
p.32 p.32 My Anarchy, State and Utopia neglected our formal social ties and concerns [Nozick]
1981 Philosophical Explanations
p.30 Maybe knowledge is belief which 'tracks' the truth [Williams,M]
3.1 p.37 A true belief isn't knowledge if it would be believed even if false. It should 'track the truth' [Dancy,J]
1993 The Nature of Rationality
p.64 p.64 Rationality is normally said to concern either giving reasons, or reliability
p.64 p.64 In the instrumental view of rationality it only concerns means, and not ends
p.67 p.67 I do not care if my trivial beliefs are false, and I have no interest in many truths
p.68 p.68 Maybe James was depicting the value of truth, and not its nature
p.69 p.69 Is it rational to believe a truth which leads to permanent misery?
p.74 p.74 Rationality needs some self-consciousness, to also evaluate how we acquired our reasons