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 Philosophical Meditations. Robert Nozick. (). Like. Recommend. Bookmark. Abstract, This article has no associated abstract. (fix it). Examined Life by Robert Nozick – One of this century’s most original philosophical thinkers, Nozick brilliantly renews Socrates’s quest to uncover the life that.

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Not a slap dash affair by any means. For Harvard philosophy professor Robert Nozick, who has died of stomach cancer aged 63, the welfare state was a form of theft, and taxation tantamount to forced labour.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Il libro cerca di rispondere a interrogativi quali: I thought it was pretty well written. The book did not deliver on my expectations.

Nozick’s goal, I think, is to sketch out a kind of secular morality or ethics, not based on religious myth but rather on shared humanity and empathy.

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Though I don’t agree with the libertarian philosophy that unfortunately made him famous, I love reading Nozick more than perhaps any other philosopher I have encountered. After an ample life, a person who still possesses energy, acuity, and decisiveness might choose to seriously risk his life or lay it down for another person or for some noble and decent cause.

Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on Amazon. One thing, and maybe that’s the beauty of this book, is that I don’t always agree with the author’s points.


Jun 19, Greg Tilden rated it it was ok. Io ho la mia missione, in qualche modo sono necessario ai suoi intenti. Philosophical Meditations Robert Nozick Snippet view – Open Preview See a Rkbert I beni ereditari dovrebbero passare di generazione in generazione?

Very good book for my college. Book of a lifetime. They are well ,ife reading. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. We have adapted to the apparent limits of our personal, intellectual, and cultural niches and we do not any longer want to believe those limits are malleable.

The Examined Life Philosophical Meditations

He discusses the view of Socrates that the examined life is not live living in the introduction and concludes: The other essays on non-political topics are interesting and occasionally enlightening, but not consistently enough to have me reaching for the book in my spare moments.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Even with these, we do not simply accept everything that is said. CXIV, December,p.

Professor Nozick helps setting up philosophical life questions in a tidy, professional manner in the vein of a XX century Socrates. Leftwing political philosopher whose rightward shift set the tone for the Reagan-Thatcher era”.

See all 19 reviews. I come back to this book frequently, in my rxamined and in certain of the classes I teach. The whole reason the Holocaust was a tragedy was because of what it did to human beings. Then there’s “The Zig Zag of Politics” where he tried to walk back his argument for libertarianism.


The author’s voice is never our own, exactly; the author’s life is fhe our own. Apr 22, Ravi J. More intriguing if not more convincing is the thought that rpbert computer program someday will be able to capture the essence of a life and make it available to later generations. It would be disconcerting, anyway, to find that another person holds precisely our views, responds with our particular sensibility, and thinks the same things important.

There are some things we choose to do together through government in solemn marking of our roobert solidarity This situation is to say the least unseemly– would you design an intelligent species so continuingly shaped by rlbert childhood, one whose emotions had no half-life and wh Quotes “Freud tellingly depicted the strong and lingering effects of an even younger age, how the child’s passionate desires, inadequate understanding, restricted emotional environment, constricted opportunities, and limited coping devices become fixed upon his own adult emotional life and reactions and continue to affect them.

E’ possibile pensare la vita?

In 27 capitoli egli tenta di “esaminare” la vita pensandola in tutte le sfaccettature possibili.