Monday, February 1, 2010

If You're an Egalitarian, How Come You're So Rich? by G. A. Cohen

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. In the case of Marxism, the relevant life is his own: a communist upbringing in the 1940s in Montreal, which induced a belief in a strongly socialist egalitarian doctrine. The narrative of Cohen's reckoning with that inheritance develops through a series of sophisticated engagements with the central questions of social and political philosophy.

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  1. This sounds like a real interesting choice, by an author with whom I'm unfamiliar. Thanks! However, Gigapedia tells me, "You are not authorized to use this resource." Should I keep trying?

  2. Worked! Terrific. Thanks again.

  3. An interesting book. Thanks for uploading it.