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If you're an egalitarian, how come you're so rich?

Author: G A Cohen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"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."--Jacket.
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Cohen, G.A. (Gerald Allan), 1941-2009.
If you're an egalitarian, how come you're so rich?.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)48656501
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G A Cohen
ISBN: 9780674029668 0674029666
OCLC Number: 435529823
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 233 pages)
Contents: Paradoxes of conviction --
Politics and religion in a Montreal Communist Jewish childhood --
The development of Socialism from Utopia to science --
Hegel in Marx : the obstetric motif in the Marxist conception of revolution --
The opium of the people : God in Hegel, Feuerbach, and Marx --
Equality : from fact to norm --
Ways that bad things can be good : a lighter look at the problem of evil --
Justice, incentives, and selfishness --
Where the action is : on the site of the distributive justice --
Political philosophy and personal behavior.
Other Titles: If you are an egalitarian, how come you are so rich?
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Focusing on Marxism and Rawlsian liberalism, G. A. Cohen argues that egalitarian justice is not only a matter of rules that define the structure of society, but also a matter of personal attitude and  Read more...

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These nine engaging and searching lectures, an unorthodox mixture of intellectual autobiography and philosophical argument, fall into two parts. In the first, [Cohen] describes the leading features Read more...

 
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