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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 book 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 1,373,757 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Robert Nozick is the 293rd most popular philosopher (down from 282nd in 2019), the 729th most popular biography from United States (down from 685th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Philosopher.

Robert Nozick is most famous for his book Anarchy, State, and Utopia. In this book, he argues that the only legitimate purpose of a state is to protect individual rights.

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Among philosophers, Robert Nozick ranks 293 out of 1,081Before him are Nicolai Hartmann, Félix Guattari, Roscellinus, Ramana Maharshi, Adam of Bremen, and Synesius. After him are Sri Aurobindo, Hipparchia of Maroneia, Jerome of Prague, Rudolf Otto, Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, and Aristoxenus.

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Among people born in 1938, Robert Nozick ranks 42Before him are Giorgetto Giugiaro, Fuad Masum, Donald Knuth, Marina Vlady, Bounnhang Vorachith, and Diana Rigg. After him are Otto Rehhagel, Michael Rockefeller, Frederick Forsyth, David Irving, Viktor Chernomyrdin, and Jiří Menzel. Among people deceased in 2002, Robert Nozick ranks 24Before him are Ivan Illich, Rod Steiger, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Camilo José Cela, Linda Lovelace, and Edsger W. Dijkstra. After him are Nándor Hidegkuti, Fritz Walter, James Tobin, Jonas Savimbi, Raf Vallone, and Abu Nidal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Nozick ranks 729 out of 18,182Before him are Robert McNamara (1916), Dolly Parton (1946), Leon Cooper (1930), Roy Scheider (1932), Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), and Robert H. Goddard (1882). After him are Frances Farmer (1913), Patricia Highsmith (1921), Kamehameha I (1758), Vivian Maier (1926), Gloria Swanson (1899), and George Eastman (1854).

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), Richard Rorty (1931), Daniel Dennett (1942), Judith Butler (1956), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), and Nelson Goodman (1906).