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Anarchy, State and Utopia: Political philosophy book by Robert Nozick advocating minarchist libertarianism by appeal to a social contract, and criticising John Rawls' A Theory of Justice.
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- Robert Nozick : (1938–2002) American political philosopher, known for Anarchy, State, and Utopia, which espoused libertarianism, minarchism and capitalism.
- Political philosophy : Branch of philosophy that deals with fundamental questions about politics.
- A Theory of Justice : Political philosophy book by John Rawls that advocates that applies a social contract theory to the problem of distributive justice.
- Libertarianism : A political ideology that regards individual freedom as having the highest value in society.
- Minarchism : Libertarian concept of a state that is at the smallest possible size: able to enforce contracts and protection but unable to provide welfare and other services. (Compare with anarchism, anarcho-capitalism)