Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia is generally regarded as one of the two great classics of twentieth-century analytic political philosophy. Having been published first in 1974 the book presents an alternative draft to the other classic, namely John Rawls' egalitarian Theory of Justice. Unlike Rawls Nozick argues in favour of a libertarian minimal state which he takes to be „the most extensive state that can be justified. Any state more extensive violates people’s rights.“ (149) During the compact course (Blockseminar) we will reflect on Nozick's main claims and discuss his arguments. Participants in the course are required to thoroughly read chapters 1-8 of the book IN ADVANCE (the text can be found in the ILIAS) and apply via eMail to email@example.com The course is conducted in English. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org until August 31 in order to register and agree on a date for your text presentation.