I’ve decided that there ought to be some kind of online clearing house devoted to the late Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick—best known to libertarians as the author of Anarchy, State and Utopia—and in the interests of moving from ought to is, I’ve decided to take on the task of building it.
The easy (if somewhat time consuming) part is rounding up links to material that’s already out there on the Web: Articles and talks by Nozick, reviews of his books, critical scholarship, links to books by or about him, etc. The trickier bit—and the one I’m hoping the distributed intelligence of the Reason community can help me with—is finding material that’s not currently available in any digital form and putting it online in one convenient place. By that I mean articles that appeared in old and possibly defunct publications; transcripts or recordings (perhaps even videos?) of speeches or interviews by or about Nozick; old photographs; anecdotes and recollections from people who knew or met him; and maybe other things that are out there but that I haven’t thought of yet.
So here’s the bleg part: If you think you might have something that fits the bill, or even know of the existence of something that fits the bill, I’d love it if you could drop a comment here or shoot me an e-mail. And if you know someone who’s likely to have or know about such things, perhaps forward this request on to them.