Robert Nozick

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Robert Nozick (November 16, 1938 – January 23, 2002) was an American political philosopher. His best known work is Anarchy, State, and Utopia (1974). It responds to A Theory of Justice, a book by John Rawls.

Politically, Nozick was a libertarian. He believed that the government should protect property and resolve contractual disputes but not much else.