|About the Book|
This is a study of Nozicks work and the debates to which it has given rise. It locates Nozicks work in the complex of current philosophical and political debates, and explores the influences on his work. It then proceeds to a more detailed analysis of Anarchy, State and Utopia, concentrating on Nozicks doctrine of rights, the minimal role he assigns to the state and his theory of justice. The book argues that many of the libertarian theories put forward by Nozick lack a convincing justification.