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

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

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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with more recent contributions such as qFairness and Legitimacy in Justice, q qFreedom and Money, q and the previously unpublished qHow to Do Political Philosophy.q On ample display throughout are the clarity, rigor, conviction, and wit for which Cohen was renowned.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.But other goods and services do not so much as exist if money is not given or promised for them: an example of such a ... If, in that society, I lack a ticket that provides access to n hours of painter Pa#39;s labor, then I am not free to avail myself of thatanbsp;...


Title:On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy
Author: G. A. Cohen
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 2011-01-03
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