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 (jacket slightly worn with a few tiny nicks to extremities, spine panel faded, still a very good 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).
From the library of the American-born Oxford philosopher James P. Griffin (1933-2019), with his neat initialled ownership inscription to the front free endpaper.
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