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Philosophy/Nozick: I refuse to follow a philosophical thought where it leads. 1) no argument forces us to accept unwanted conclusions. 2) You can stop anywhere.
The choice of whether to accept them depends on the commitment to various assumptions.
II 3
It is implausible that this obligation is independent of his wish that certain things may be true. But if the conclusion is fixed, what is the point philosophy?
No philosophical research can be limited to key questions. One thing leads to another.
NozickVsAxioms: philosophy should not depart from basic principles; if the foundation crumbles, everything will collapse. Better: the Parthenon as a model: first, we sort apart our insights, then we unite them under one roof. Even if it cracks, the structure has a certain beauty.

No I
R. Nozick
Philosophical Explanations Oxford 1981

R., Nozick
The Nature of Rationality 1994