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Cohen, G. A. (Gerald Allan) 1941-2009

Overview
Works: 88 works in 291 publications in 6 languages and 7,255 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Honoree, Other
Classifications: HM821, 305.01
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by G. A Cohen, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by G. A Cohen
Karl Marx's theory of history : a defence by G. A Cohen ( Book )
58 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rescuing justice and equality by G. A Cohen ( )
13 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this work of political philosophy, acclaimed philosopher G.A. Cohen sets out to rescue the egalitarian thesis that, in a society in which distributive justice prevails, people's material prospects are roughly equal. Arguing against the Rawlsian version of a just society, Cohen demonstrates that distributive justice does not tolerate the "deep inequality" that Rawls is prepared to countenance." "In the course of providing a sophisticated and far-reaching critique of Rawls's theory of justice, Cohen argues that questions of distributive justice arise not only for the state but also for people in their daily lives. The right rules for the macro scale of public institutions and policies also apply, with suitable adjustments, to the micro level of individual decision-making."--Jacket
If you're an egalitarian, how come you're so rich? by G. A Cohen ( )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book presents G. A. Cohen's Gifford Lectures, delivered at the University of Edinburgh in 1996. Focusing on Marxism and Rawlsian liberalism, Cohen draws a connection between these thought systems and the choices that shape a person's life."--BOOK JACKET
Self-ownership, freedom, and equality by G. A Cohen ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book G. A. Cohen examines the libertarian principle of self-ownership, which says that each person belongs to himself and therefore owes no service or product to anyone else. This principle is used to defend capitalist inequality, which is said to reflect each person's freedom to do as as he wishes with himself. The author argues that self-ownership cannot deliver the freedom it promises to secure, thereby undermining the idea that lovers of freedom should embrace capitalism and the inequality that comes with it. He goes on to show that the standard Marxist condemnation of exploitation
Why not socialism? by G. A Cohen ( Book )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and Italian and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is socialism desirable? Is it even possible? In this concise book, one of the world's leading political philosophers presents with clarity and wit a compelling moral case for socialism and argues that the obstacles in its way are exaggerated. There are times, G. A. Cohen notes, when we all behave like socialists. On a camping trip, for example, campers wouldn't dream of charging each other to use a soccer ball or for fish that they happened to catch. Campers do not give merely to get, but relate to each other in a spirit of equality and community. Would such socialist norms be desirable across society as a whole? Why not? Whole societies may differ from camping trips, but it is still attractive when people treat each other with the equal regard that such trips exhibit. But, however desirable it may be, many claim that socialism is impossible. Cohen writes that the biggest obstacle to socialism isn't, as often argued, intractable human selfishness--it's rather the lack of obvious means to harness the human generosity that is there. Lacking those means, we rely on the market. But there are many ways of confining the sway of the market: there are desirable changes that can move us toward a socialist society in which, to quote Albert Einstein, humanity has "overcome and advanced beyond the predatory stage of human development."
History, labour, and freedom : themes from Marx by G. A Cohen ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The egalitarian conscience : essays in honour of G.A. Cohen by Christine Sypnowich ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bringing together many of the world's leading political philosophers, this volume reflects the wide-ranging themes in the work of G. Cohen. The book contains essays on a number of key topics, united by questions of social justice, pluralism, equality, and moral duty
On the currency of egalitarian justice, and other essays in political philosophy by G. A Cohen ( Book )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a posthumous collection of essays in political philosophy by G.A. Cohen. Part I asks what egalitarians have most reason to equalize. Part II considers the relationship between freedom and property. Part III reflects upon ideal theory and political practice
Lectures on the history of moral and political philosophy by G. A Cohen ( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of unpublished lectures and a few articles and a review article of one of the author's books. Concludes with a memoir of the author written by the editor
The sources of normativity by Christine M Korsgaard ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethical concepts are, or purport to be, normative. But where does their authority over us come from? Korsgaard identifies 4 accounts of the source of normativity, traces their history and compares their early and contemporary versions
Gleichheit ohne Gleichgültigkeit : politische Philosophie und individuelles Verhalten by G. A Cohen ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Si eres igualitarista, cómo es que eres tan rico? by G. A Cohen ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Si tu es pour l'égalité, pourquoi es-tu si riche ? by G. A Cohen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sozialismus - warum nicht? by G. A Cohen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La teoría de la historia de Karl Marx : una defensa by G. A Cohen ( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History, ethics, Marxism by G. A Cohen ( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Back to socialist basics by G. A Cohen ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pourquoi pas le socialisme ? by G. A Cohen ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
¿Por qué no el socialismo? by G. A Cohen ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is Socialism inseparable from common ownership? by G. A Cohen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cohen, G. A.
Cohen, G.A., 1941-2009
Cohen, Gerald A.
Cohen, Gerald A., 1941-2009
Cohen, Gerald Allan.
Cohen, Gerald Allan, 1941-
Cohen, Gerald Allan, 1941-2009
Cohen, Gerald Allen
Cohen, Gerald Allen, 1941-2009
Cohen, Jerry, 1941-2009
Kohen, G. A.
コーエン, G. A
Languages
English (195)
Spanish (14)
German (3)
French (3)
Italian (2)
Greek, Modern (1)
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