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Self-ownership, freedom, and equality

Author: G A Cohen
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press : Maison des Sciences de l'homme, 1995.
Series: Studies in Marxism and social theory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Cohen, G.A. (Gerald Allan), 1941-2009.
Self-ownership, freedom, and equality
(DLC) 94049048
(OCoLC)31867308
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G A Cohen
ISBN: 9781461949114 1461949114 9780511521270 0511521278 9780511962448 0511962444
OCLC Number: 861693061
Description: 1 online resource (x, 277 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : history, ethics and Marxism --
Robert Nozick and Wilt Chamberlain : how patterns preserve liberty --
Justice, freedom, and market transactions --
Self-ownership, world-ownership, and equality --
Are freedom and equality compatible? --
Self-ownership, communism, and equality : against the Marxist technological fix --
Marxism and contemporary political philosophy, or, Why Nozick exercises some Marxists more than he does any egalitarian liberals --
Marx and Locke on land and labour --
Exploitation in Marx : what makes it unjust? --
Self-ownership : delineating the concept --
Self-ownership : assessing the thesis --
The future of a disillusion.
Series Title: Studies in Marxism and social theory.
Responsibility: G.A. Cohen.
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