Anarchy, State, and Utopia.
NOZICK Robert (1974.)
£300.00 [First Edition]
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A foundational text of modern libertarianism
First edition, first UK issue. 8vo. xvi, 367,  pp. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in green, top edge in red, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, dust jacket (ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper, two unobtrusive tape stains to the front and rear free end papers, spine panel of jacket faded, otherwise an excellent copy). Oxford, Basil Blackwell.
First UK edition, using the same sheets as the first American edition published the same year by Basic Books in New York. A foundational text of modern libertarianism, originally published in response to John Rawls' A Theory of Justice (1971), being a classic statement on free-market libertarianism, proposing an entitlement theory of the minarchist state over more virulent forms of anarcho-capitalism. The book is widely "recognised as a classic of modern political philosophy, widely credited with breathing new life into the discipline in the second half of the twentieth century. It effectively moved libertarianism from a relatively unimportant subset of political philosophy to the centre of the discipline" (Bader & Meadowcroft).
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