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On the currency of egalitarian justice, and other essays in political philosophy

On the currency of egalitarian justice, and other essays in political philosophy

Author: G A Cohen; Michael Otsuka
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G A Cohen; Michael Otsuka
ISBN: 9780691148700 9780691148717 0691148708 0691148716
OCLC Number: 778619804
Notes: On the currency of egalitarian justice. Equality of what? On welfare, goods, and capabilities. Sen on capability, freedom, and control. Expensive taste rides again. Luck and equality. Fairness and legitimacy in justice, and: does option luck ever preserve justice?. Capitalism, freedom, and the proletariat. Freedom and money. Mind the gap. Back to socialist basics. How to do political philosophy. Rescuing justice from constructivism and equality from the basic structure restriction
Description: xi, 268 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: Editor's Preface vii Acknowledgments xiii Part One: Luck Egalitarianism Chapter One: On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice 3 Chapter Two: Equality of What? On Welfare, Goods, and Capabilities 44 Afterword to Chapters One and Two 61 Chapter Three: Sen on Capability, Freedom, and Control 73 Chapter Four: Expensive Taste Rides Again 81 Chapter Five: Luck and Equality 116 Chapter Six: Fairness and Legitimacy in Justice, And: Does Option Luck Ever Preserve Justice? 124 Part Two: Freedom and Property Chapter Seven: Capitalism, Freedom, and the Proletariat 147 Chapter Eight: Freedom and Money 166 Two Addenda to "Freedom and Money" 193 Part Three: Ideal Theory and Political Practice Chapter Nine: Mind the Gap 203 Chapter Ten: Back to Socialist Basics 211 Chapter Eleven: How to Do Political Philosophy 225 Chapter Twelve: Rescuing Justice from Constructivism and Equality from the Basic Structure Restriction 236 Works Cited 255 Index 263
Responsibility: G.A. Cohen ; edited by Michael Otsuka


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  Read more...


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"While alerting his readers to the difficulties faced by philosophers, Cohen is a source of guidance to those seeking to find their way in the field of political philosophy."--Richard Mullender, Read more...

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