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 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 qEquality of What?q and qCapitalism, Freedom, and the Proletariat, q along with more recent contributions such as qFairness and Legitimacy in Justice, q qFreedom and Money, q and the previously unpublished qHow to Do Political Philosophy.q On ample display throughout are the clarity, rigor, conviction, and wit for which Cohen was renowned.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.... the interest of the phenomenon misdescribed in these dictions is that the agent has no choice in the matter (for example, ... it he has in his own good.11 Suppose , in the example above, that, because I respect my frienda#39;s will, I take him home.
|Title||:||On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy|
|Author||:||G. A. Cohen|
|Publisher||:||Princeton University Press - 2011-01-03|