One of this century’s most original philosophical thinkers, Nozick brilliantly the Holocaust, religious faith, politics, and wisdom, The Examined Life brings. The Examined Life has ratings and 25 reviews. David said: I come back to this book frequently, in my thinking and in certain of the classes I teach. The Examined Life Philosophical Meditations. Robert Nozick. (). Like. Recommend. Bookmark. Abstract, This article has no associated abstract. (fix it).

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The Examined Life: Philosophical Meditations

An intricate and improbable concatenation of events was needed to yield each of us, an immense history that gives each person the sacredness of a redwood, each child the whimsy of a secret. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Since it looks like you are currently touching on matters of economic rationality, it might be fun to do something on gifts and commodities or even on the formalist substantivist debate.

But it then quite failed to address the not unrelated point that solutions based on collective community majoritarian decisions also may be unjust if not insane. It is a worthwhile read but digest it as if you are eating an elephant; a chapter at a time.

And, importantly, it would lufe as if this type of extremely discriminatory society would be fully possible within the framework of Nozickian Libertarianism.


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The more what he considered important has been done, and the less capacity that remains, the more willing he should be to face death. This new distribution in society, call it D2, obviously is no longer ordered by our favored pattern that ordered D1. To feel more deeply is to be more real. Eliot theory things tradition universe valuable weight well-being wisdom Wladyslaw Tatarkiewicz. Nzick fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Dec 09, David rated it it was amazing.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. This book covered a wide variety of philosophical topics. What moral limits should we put on government power?

He displays a depth of thought, references to other thinkers, and a prose style which I find inviting. That said — and for whatever my two cents are worth, I have been thinking a lot recently about the particulars of this exact sentiment though not so eloquently or succinctly.

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I never understood why everybody concludes that ilbertarians do not want roads, sewers, schools etc. I suppose it could be said from xeamined above that at least here Nozick engages the mind and forces you to think. I bring up sewage because there is a clear similarity to providing physical protection through protection agencies. Read more about the topic and get the bookand also listen to Seth’s introduction.

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Moreover, I think that this particular environmental concern is a larger issue that has been raised by a lot of other more philosophically minded people who tend to question the veracity of that line of Libertarian argumentation in general.


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I loved examinfd order of this book. If anything, there is no reason to assume that a purely free market of the Right-Libertarian variety would necessarily be one of the least discriminatory, especially when 1 such a system actually incentivizes discrimination via the mechanism of nosick financial burdens, and 2 history is filled with examples of unequal, discrimination based parallel wage structures.

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For now, I will leave it to others to expand on, ignore, or find fault in these ideas. Nozick here offers an illuminating discussion of such topics as death, sexuality, and friendship–concerns that everyone has but that have not often been discussed by analytic philosophers, among whom The choices can just disappear, because the resources are gone, or because one actor now has exclusive control.

I disagreed with his delineation of romantic love in “Love’s Bond. Maybe the guy with less coconuts has more fresh water. John Searle’s recent book, Mind, Language and Society: Extinction is well known in prehistory and recorded history.