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Robert Nozick

1938 - 2002

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Robert Nozick (; November 16, 1938 – January 23, 2002) was an American philosopher. He held the Joseph Pellegrino University Professorship at Harvard University, and was president of the American Philosophical Association. He is best known for his books Philosophical Explanations (1981), which included his counterfactual theory of knowledge, and Anarchy, State, and Utopia (1974), a libertarian answer to John Rawls' A Theory of Justice (1971), in which Nozick also presented his own theory of utopia as one in which people can freely choose the rules of the society they enter into. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Nozick has received more than 877,373 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Robert Nozick is the 282nd most popular philosopher (up from 304th in 2019), the 685th most popular biography from United States (up from 692nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Robert Nozick ranks 282 out of 1,089. Before him are François Fénelon, Johann Reuchlin, Rudolf Bultmann, Georges Sorel, Mazdak, and Huineng. After him are Abraham ibn Ezra, Jacobus Arminius, Prodicus, Ramana Maharshi, John Searle, and Anne Sullivan.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1938, Robert Nozick ranks 34Before him are Kenny Rogers, Otto Rehhagel, Bounnhang Vorachith, Heinz Fischer, Donald Knuth, and Giorgetto Giugiaro. After him are Jean Giraud, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Rod Laver, Brian Dennehy, Diana Rigg, and Marina Vlady. Among people deceased in 2002, Robert Nozick ranks 21Before him are Prince Claus of the Netherlands, James Coburn, Niki de Saint Phalle, Ivan Illich, Rod Steiger, and Camilo José Cela. After him are James Tobin, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Fritz Walter, Linda Lovelace, Edsger W. Dijkstra, and Alexander Prokhorov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Nozick ranks 685 out of 15,968. Before him are Anne Bancroft (1931), John Cassavetes (1929), Ritchie Valens (1941), Kenneth Arrow (1921), John Irving (1942), and Gene Wilder (1933). After him are Theodore William Richards (1868), Billy Graham (1918), Jonas Salk (1914), H. H. Holmes (1861), Francis Fukuyama (1952), and John Goodman (1952).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Robert Nozick ranks 3Before him are John Rawls (1921) and George Herbert Mead (1863). After him are John Searle (1932), Anne Sullivan (1866), Hilary Putnam (1926), Judith Butler (1956), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Richard Rorty (1931), Daniel Dennett (1942), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), and Nelson Goodman (1906).