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Nozick, Robert

Works: 150 works in 483 publications in 9 languages and 14,377 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: BC177, 191
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Anarchy, state, and utopia by Robert Nozick( Book )
129 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this brilliant and widely acclaimed book, winner of the 1975 National Book Award, Robert Nozick challenges the most commonly held political and social positions of our age?liberal, socialist, and conservative
The nature of rationality by Robert Nozick( )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 2,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Repeatedly and successfully, the celebrated Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick has reached out to a broad audience beyond the confines of his discipline, addressing ethical and social problems that matter to every thoughtful person. Here Nozick continues his search for the connections between philosophy and "ordinary" experience. In the lively and accessible style that his readers have come to expect, he offers a bold theory of rationality, the one characteristic deemed to fix humanity's "specialness." What are principles for? asks Nozick. We could act simply on whim, or maximize our self-interest and recommend that others do the same. As Nozick explores rationality of decision and rationality of belief, he shows how principles actually function in our day-to-day thinking and in our efforts to live peacefully and productively with one another. In Nozick's view, misconceptions of rationality have resulted in many intractable philosophical problems. For example, the Kantian attempt to make principled behavior the sole ultimate standard of conduct extends rationality beyond its bounds. In this provocative volume, Nozick reformulates current decision theory to include the symbolic meaning of actions in areas from controlling impulses to fighting society's war against drugs. The author proposes a new rule of rational decision, "maximizing decision-value," which is a weighted sum of causal, evidential, and symbolic utility. In a particularly fascinating section of the book he traces the implications of this rule for the famous Prisoner's Dilemma and for Newcomb's Problem. Rationality of belief, according to Nozick, involves two aspects: support by reasons that make the belief credible, and generation by a process that reliably produces true beliefs. A new evolutionary account explains how some factual connections are instilled in us as seemingly self-evident, thus reversing the direction of Kant's "Copernican Revolution." Proposing a theory of rational belief that includes both the intellectual credibility of the belief and the practical consequences of believing it, Nozick also provides a fresh resolution of the "lottery paradox." Finally, Nozick explores the scope and limits of instrumental rationality, or the effective and efficient pursuit of given goals, and suggests some new conditions on the rationality of goals. Throughout, the book combines daring speculations with detailed investigations to portray the nature and status of rationality and the essential role that imagination plays in this singular human aptitude
Philosophical explanations by Robert Nozick( Book )
42 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this highly original work, Robert Nozick develops new views on philosophy's central topics and weaves them into a unified philosophical perspective. It is many years since a major work in English has ranged so widely over philosophy's fundamental concerns: the identity of the self, knowledge and skepticism, free will, the question of why there is something rather than nothing, the foundations of ethics, the meaning of life. Writing in a distinctive and personal philosophical voice, Mr. Nozick presents a new mode of philosophizing. In place of the usual semi-coercive philosophical goals of proof, of forcing people to accept conclusions, this book seeks philosophical explanations and understanding, and thereby stays truer to the original motivations for being interested in philosophy. -- Description from (April 11, 2012)
The examined life : philosophical meditations by Robert Nozick( Book )
24 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical essays on "happiness, dying, immortality, creativity, religious faith, sexuality, good and evil, wisdom, and the gap between the ideal and the actual."
Invariances : the structure of the objective world by Robert Nozick( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Socratic puzzles by Robert Nozick( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comprising essays and philosophical fictions, classics and new work, the book ranges from Socrates to W.V. Quine, from the implications of an Israeli kibbutz to the flawed arguments of Ayn Rand. Nozick considers the figure of Socrates himself as well as the Socratic method (why is it a method of getting at the truth?). Many of these essays bring classic methods to bear on new questions about choice. How should you choose in a disconcerning situation ("Newcomb's Problem") when your decisions are completely predictable? Why do threats and not offers typically coerce our choices? How do we make moral judgments when we realize that our moral principles have exceptions? Other essays present new approaches to familiar intellectual puzzles, from the stress on simplicity in scientific hypotheses to the tendency of intellectuals to oppose capitalism
The normative theory of individual choice by Robert Nozick( Book )
10 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vom richtigen, guten und glücklichen Leben by Robert Nozick( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Méditations sur la vie by Robert Nozick( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Réflexion sur la vie, sur les valeurs de la vie, sur le bonheur, sur les émotions, sur Dieu, etc
La naturaleza de la racionalidad by Robert Nozick( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La vita pensata : meditazioni filosofiche by Robert Nozick( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La natura della razionalità by Robert Nozick( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anarchia Stato e utopia : i fondamenti filosofici dello "Stato minimo" by Robert Nozick( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Possibility of knowledge : Nozick and his critics ( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethical theory : classical and contemporary readings by Louis P Pojman( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This authoritative and reader-friendly anthology will help you think through some of humanity's most persistent questions regarding right and wrong, good and bad. This anthology cuts through the confusion and delivers a clear and comprehensive selection of readings from classical and contemporary sources. Presented in a dynamic pro and con format, with detailed summaries of each argument, this comprehensive anthology allows you to watch the ethical debate unfold before your eyes
Invarianze : la struttura del mondo oggettivo by Robert Nozick( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zhi shi fen zi wei shen me fan dui shi chang = Intellectuals vs. free market ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puzzle socratici by Robert Nozick( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Identità personale, libertà e realismo morale : studi in onore di Robert Nozick ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anarki, stat och utopi by Robert Nozick( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in Swedish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Nozick, Robert 1938-2002
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English (247)
Italian (28)
German (20)
Spanish (20)
French (11)
Chinese (6)
Japanese (6)
Swedish (5)
Turkish (2)