Examined Life: Philosophical Meditations
One of this century’s most original philosophical thinkers, Nozick brilliantly renews Socrates’s quest to uncover the life that is worth living. In brave and moving meditations on love, creativity, happiness, sexuality, parents and children, the Holocaust, religious faith, politics, and wisdom, The Examined Life brings philosophy back to its preeminent subject, the things that matter most.
We join in Nozick’s reflections, weighing our experiences and judgments alongside those of past thinkers, to embark upon our own voyages of understanding and change.
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Nozick is most famous for his defense of libertarianism in Anarchy, State and Utopia. I consider myself a libertarian, but ultimately found myself unsatisfied with it. People spoke of how original it ... Read full review
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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 ... Read full review
Parents and Children
The Nature of God the Nature of Faith
The Holiness of Everyday Life
Value and Meaning
Importance and Weight
The Matrix of Reality
Darkness and Light
Giving Everything Its Due
Being More Real
What Is Wisdom and Why Do Philosophers Love It So?
The Ideal and the Actual
The Zigzag of Politics
A Portrait of the Philosopher as a Young Man
INDEX OF NAMES