On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy

Gerald A. Cohen Michael Otsuka


On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy

On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy

  • Title: On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy
  • Author: Gerald A. Cohen Michael Otsuka
  • ISBN: 9780691148717
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback



G A Cohen was one of the most gifted, influential, and progressive voices in contemporary political philosophy At the time of his death in 2009, he had plans to bring together a number of his most significant papers This is the first of three volumes to realize those plans Drawing on three decades of work, it contains previously uncollected articles that have shaped mG A Cohen was one of the most gifted, influential, and progressive voices in contemporary political philosophy At the time of his death in 2009, he had plans to bring together a number of his most significant papers This is the first of three volumes to realize those plans Drawing on three decades of work, it contains previously uncollected articles that have shaped many of the central debates in political philosophy, as well as papers published here for the first time In these pieces, Cohen asks what egalitarians have most reason to equalize, he considers the relationship between freedom and property, and he reflects upon ideal theory and political practice.Included here are classic essays such as Equality of What and Capitalism, Freedom, and the Proletariat, along with recent contributions such as Fairness and Legitimacy in Justice, Freedom and Money, and the previously unpublished How to Do Political Philosophy On ample display throughout are the clarity, rigor, conviction, and wit for which Cohen was renowned Together, these essays demonstrate how his work provides a powerful account of liberty and equality to the left of Ronald Dworkin, John Rawls, Amartya Sen, and Isaiah Berlin.


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This is a collection of papers and lectures by the Egalitarian political philosopher G.A.Cohen. It might seem slow and pedantic (especially in the beginning) but the point of his work isn't to provide a radical new theory to upend everything, but rather a careful study of major figures including Marx, Rawls, Nozick, Berlin, and Dworkin, to reveal conceptual missteps and nuance. That isn't to say that there's only negative work here- Cohen defends at length luck egalitarianism, which is the posit [...]


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