Anarchy, State, and Utopia.

NOZICK Robert (1974.)

£300.00  [First Edition]

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

A foundational text of modern libertarianism

First edition, first UK issue. 8vo. xvi, 367, [1] 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.

Stock Code: 250070

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