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Robert Nozick (19362000) was a professor of philosophy
at Harvard University. In this selection from his Anarchy)
K State, and wopia. he argues against the hedonism of Ben-
tham, for if pleasure were our so
Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. Trans. W.D. Ross. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908. Print.
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and
pursuit, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good
has rightly been declared to be th
Kant, Immanuel. Fundamental Prinicples of the Metaphysic of Morals. Trans. Thomas
Kingsmill Abbott. New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1949.
FIRST SECTION: TRANSITION FROM THE COMMON RATIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF
MORALITY TO THE PHILOSOPHICAL
Nothing can possibly be concei
Peter Singer. The Singer Solution to World Poverty. New York Times Magazine, September 5, 1999.
In the Brazilian film Central Station, Dora is a retired schoolteacher who
makes ends meet by sitting at the station wr
Letter to Menoeceus
(TranAated by Brad Inwo(Jd and L. R Geraon)
Let no one delay the study of philosophy while young nor weary of it
when old. For no one is either too young or too old for the health of the
soul. He who says either that the time