WorldCat Identities

Nozick, Robert

Works: 143 works in 387 publications in 10 languages and 9,455 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: JC571, 191
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Robert Nozick
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Robert Nozick
Philosophical explanations by Robert Nozick( Book )

52 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,930 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 nature of rationality by Robert Nozick( Book )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,459 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
Invariances : the structure of the objective world by Robert Nozick( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socratic puzzles by Robert Nozick( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 672 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
Anarchy, state, and utopia by Robert Nozick( Book )

43 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literaturverz. S. 355 - 360
The normative theory of individual choice by Robert Nozick( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1994 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vom richtigen, guten und glücklichen Leben by Robert Nozick( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Méditations sur la vie by Robert Nozick( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in French and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réflexion sur la vie, sur les valeurs de la vie, sur le bonheur, sur les émotions, sur Dieu, etc
The examined life : philosophical meditations by Robert Nozick( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 25 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."
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

Anarchia Stato e utopia : i fondamenti filosofici dello "Stato minimo" by Robert Nozick( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invarianze : la struttura del mondo oggettivo by Robert Nozick( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 17 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 15 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
Puzzle socratici by Robert Nozick( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 12 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 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identità personale, libertà e realismo morale : studi in onore di Robert Nozick( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2001 annotated Competition Act by Robert Nozick( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in philosophy( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Garland series in readings in philosophy( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vad har intellektuella emot kapitalismen? by Robert Nozick( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.15 for The nature ... to 0.98 for Invarianze ...)

The nature of rationality
Alternative Names
Nozick, Robert 1938-2002

Robert Nozick Amerikaans filosoof

Robert Nozick filosofo e insegnante statunitense

Robert Nozick philosophe américain

Robert Nozick US-amerikanischer Philosoph

Robert Nozik

Roberts Noziks

Ρόμπερτ Νόζικ

Нозик, Роберт

Нозік Роберт

Роберт Нозик

רוברט נוזיק

رابرت نوزیک فیلسوف آمریکایی

رۆبەرت نۆزجک

ڕۆبەرت نۆزیک

ரோபேர்ட் நோசிக்

ರೊಬೆರ್ತ್ ನೊಜ಼ಿಚ್ಕ್

노지크, 로버트 1938-2002

노직, 로버트 1938-2002

로버트 노직

ノージック, ロバート



The nature of rationalityInvariances : the structure of the objective worldSocratic puzzlesAnarchy, state, and utopiaThe examined life : philosophical meditationsEthical theory : classical and contemporary readingsThe Cambridge companion to Nozick's Anarchy, state, and utopia