Robert Nozick

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Birthday
16, 1938
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 23, 2002 (63)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1938
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 23, 2002 (63)

About

The philosophical founder of libertarianism. He taught that the free market should regulate human affairs.

Before Fame

He was educated in Columbia, Oxford, and Princeton. He wrote the landmark book For Anarchy, State, and Utopia, laying out the principles of modern libertarianism.

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He rejected John Locke's idea that human beings were born with certain inalienable rights.

Family Life

He was married to the poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg.

Associated With

His ideas were repeated and embraced by people as diverse as the creators of South Park and the founder of Whole Foods John Mackey.