Nozick as Mr. Rogers

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Nozick as Mr. Rogers

Post by mdsimpson92 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:56 am

http://existentialcomics.com/comic/38

Lol. But in all seriousness. What are your opinions on Nozick. To me he seems to have similar conclusions to Ayn Rand politically, but goes about it in a different way...and comes across as less sociopathic. I have just started to read Anarchy, State, and Utopia. I have gotten interested in the idea of contract theory and treating people as an ends in themselves and only bending that within the terms of the contract. The question I might have is concerning what to do if somebody breaks the contract.
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Re: Nozick as Mr. Rogers

Post by Metacrock » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:12 am

mdsimpson92 wrote:http://existentialcomics.com/comic/38

Lol. But in all seriousness. What are your opinions on Nozick. To me he seems to have similar conclusions to Ayn Rand politically, but goes about it in a different way...and comes across as less sociopathic. I have just started to read Anarchy, State, and Utopia. I have gotten interested in the idea of contract theory and treating people as an ends in themselves and only bending that within the terms of the contract. The question I might have is concerning what to do if somebody breaks the contract.

that was the view I used to have of him. One of my best freinds whose opinons I greatly respect, Lantz Miller, author of City Limit (a novel) got me t read Philosophical Explanations. It's not so bad. I like his stuff on free will. He's pro free will and if I am reading him right establishes the basis for it. I don't class him with Rand.
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Re: Nozick as Mr. Rogers

Post by mdsimpson92 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:34 pm

Metacrock wrote:
mdsimpson92 wrote:http://existentialcomics.com/comic/38

Lol. But in all seriousness. What are your opinions on Nozick. To me he seems to have similar conclusions to Ayn Rand politically, but goes about it in a different way...and comes across as less sociopathic. I have just started to read Anarchy, State, and Utopia. I have gotten interested in the idea of contract theory and treating people as an ends in themselves and only bending that within the terms of the contract. The question I might have is concerning what to do if somebody breaks the contract.

that was the view I used to have of him. One of my best freinds whose opinons I greatly respect, Lantz Miller, author of City Limit (a novel) got me t read Philosophical Explanations. It's not so bad. I like his stuff on free will. He's pro free will and if I am reading him right establishes the basis for it. I don't class him with Rand.
Of course he's not Ayn Rand. But both are people that emphasize a minimalist state (minarchists) and emphasize personal freedoms and free enterprise.

I do remember Nozick made one or two things criticizing hedonistic utilitarianism.
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Re: Nozick as Mr. Rogers

Post by Metacrock » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:44 am

I emphasize personal freedom. :D
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