The Egalitarian Conscience: Essays in Honour of G. A. Cohen

Hardcover | April 21, 2006

EditorChristine Sypnowich

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The Egalitarian Conscience pays tribute to the highly influential work of Professor G. A. Cohen. Professor Cohen is a philosopher of international stature and tremendous achievement, who has been vital to the flourishing of egalitarian political philosophy. He has a significant body of workspanning issues of Marxism and distributive justice, consistently characterized by original ideas and ingenious arguments. The high standard of rigour he sets for progressive thinkers, particularly himself, has been a source of inspiration for colleagues and students alike. The volume honours Professor Cohen with first-rate essays on a number of significant and fascinating topics, reflecting the wide-ranging themes of Professor Cohen's work, but united in their concern for questions of social justice, pluralism, equality, and moral duty. The contributors are scholarsof international stature: Joshua Cohen, Jon Elster, Susan Hurley, Will Kymlicka, Derek Parfit, John Roemer, T. M. Scanlon, Samuel Scheffler, Hillel Steiner, and Jeremy Waldron. There is an afterword by G. A. Cohen.

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The Egalitarian Conscience pays tribute to the highly influential work of Professor G. A. Cohen. Professor Cohen is a philosopher of international stature and tremendous achievement, who has been vital to the flourishing of egalitarian political philosophy. He has a significant body of workspanning issues of Marxism and distributive ju...

Christine Sypnowich is at Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University, Ontario.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.88 inPublished:April 21, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Christine Sypnowich: Introduction: G.A. Cohen's Egalitarian Conscience1. Will Kymlicka: Left-Liberalism Revisited2. Jon Elster: Throwing a Veil Over Equality: Equality and Hypocrisy in the Revolutionary Era3. Derek Parfit: Kant's Arguments for his Formula of Universal Law4. T. M. Scanlon: Justice, Responsibility, and the Demands of Equality5. Hillel Steiner: Self-Ownership and Conscription6. Samuel Scheffler: Is the Basic Structure Basic?7. Susan Hurley: Choice and Incentive Equality8. Jeremy Waldron: Mr. Morgan's Yacht9. Christine Sypnowich: Begging10. John Roemer: Impartiality, Solidarity, and Distributive Justice11. Joshua Cohen: Is There a Human Right to Democracy?12. G.A. Cohen: Thanks