Who was Robert Nozick?

‘School of Thought’ is the IEA discussion series based on ‘101 Great Liberal Thinkers’ by Dr Eamonn Butler.

Each week, Syed Kamall discusses classical liberalism’s role in bringing the modern world into existence, profiling the lives and ideas of some of the leading thinkers on individual liberty and examining their relevance today.

In this week’s episode, Syed sits down with Mark Littlewood, IEA Director General, to discuss Robert Nozick. Author of ‘Anarchy, State, and Utopia’, Nozick was responding to John Rawls and his theory of justice so Mark explains how one influenced the other and in turn influenced his own politics.

‘101 Great Liberal Thinkers’ is available to download for free on the IEA website – https://iea.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Great-Liberal-Thinkers-Interactive.pdf

In the video Mark mentions John Meadowcroft and his book ‘The Cambridge Companion to Nozick’s Anarchy, State, and Utopia’ which is available to buy on Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cambridge-Companion-Nozicks-Companions-Philosophy/dp/0521197767