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  1. Rescuing Justice and Equality.G. A. Cohen (ed.) - 2008 - Harvard University Press.
    In this stimulating work of political philosophy, acclaimed philosopher G. A. Cohen sets out to rescue the egalitarian thesis that in a society in which distributive justice prevails, peopleâes material prospects are roughly equal. Arguing against the Rawlsian version of a just society, Cohen demonstrates that distributive justice does not tolerate deep inequality. In the course of providing a deep and sophisticated critique of Rawlsâes theory of justice, Cohen demonstrates that questions of distributive justice arise not only for the state (...)
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  2. On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice.G. A. Cohen - 1989 - Ethics 99 (4):906-944.
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    On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy.G. A. H. G. Cohen - 2011 - Princeton University Press.
    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 significant papers. This is the first of three volumes to realize those plans. Drawing on three decades of work, it contains previously uncollected articles that have shaped many of the central debates in political philosophy, as well as papers published here for the first time. (...)
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  4. Why Not Socialism?G. A. Cohen - 2009 - Princeton University Press.
    Is socialism desirable? Is it even possible? In this concise book, one of the world's leading political philosophers presents with clarity and wit a compelling moral case for socialism and argues that the obstacles in its way are exaggerated. There are times, G. A. Cohen notes, when we all behave like socialists. On a camping trip, for example, campers wouldn't dream of charging each other to use a soccer ball or for fish that they happened to catch. Campers do not (...)
     
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    Subject Index.G. A. Cohen - 2008 - In Rescuing Justice and Equality. Harvard University Press. pp. 425-430.
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  6. Facts and Principles.G. A. Cohen - 2003 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 31 (3):211-245.
  7. If You're an Egalitarian, How Come You're so Rich.G. A. Cohen - 2000 - The Journal of Ethics 4 (1-2):1-26.
    Many people, including many egalitarian political philosophers, professa belief in equality while enjoying high incomes of which they devotevery little to egalitarian purposes. The article critically examinesways of resolving the putative inconsistency in the stance of thesepeople, in particular, that favouring an egalitarian society has noimplications for behaviour in an unequal one; that what''s bad aboutinequality is a social division that philanthropy cannot reduce; thatprivate action cannot ensure that others have good lives; that privateaction can only achieve a ``drop in (...)
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  8. Where the Action Is: On the Site of Distributive Justice.G. A. Cohen - 1997 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 26 (1):3-30.
    The JSTOR Archive is a trusted digital repository providing for long-term preservation and access to leading academic journals and scholarly literature from around the world. The Archive is supported by libraries, scholarly societies, publishers, and foundations. It is an initiative of JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help the scholarly community take advantage of advances in technology. For more information regarding JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org.
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    Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality.G. A. Cohen (ed.) - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
    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 undermining the idea that lovers of freedom should embrace capitalism and the inequality (...)
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    Finding Oneself in the Other.G. A. Cohen (ed.) - 2012 - Princeton University Press.
    This is the second of three volumes of posthumously collected writings of G. A. Cohen, who was one of the leading, and most progressive, figures in contemporary political philosophy. This volume brings together some of Cohen's most personal philosophical and nonphilosophical essays, many of them previously unpublished. Rich in first-person narration, insight, and humor, these pieces vividly demonstrate why Thomas Nagel described Cohen as a "wonderful raconteur." The nonphilosophical highlight of the book is Cohen's remarkable account of his first trip (...)
  11. Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence.G. A. COHEN - 1978 - Oxford University Press.
    First published in 1978, this book rapidly established itself as a classicof modern Marxism.
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  12. Casting the First Stone: Who Can, and Who Can’T, Condemn the Terrorists?G. A. Cohen - 2006 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 58:113-136.
    ‘No matter what the grievance, and I'm sure that the Palestinians have some legitimate grievances, nothing can justify the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians. If they were attacking our soldiers it would be a different matter.’.
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  13. If You're an Egalitarian, How Come You're So Rich?G. A. Cohen - 2001 - Philosophical Quarterly 51 (205):563-565.
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    Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy.Jonathan Wolff & G. A. Cohen - 2013 - Princeton University Press.
    However, throughout his career he regularly lectured on a wide range of moral and political philosophers of the past. This volume collects these previously unpublished lectures.
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  15. The Pareto Argument for Inequality*: G. A. COHEN.G. A. Cohen - 1995 - Social Philosophy and Policy 12 (1):160-185.
    Some ways of defending inequality against the charge that it is unjust require premises that egalitarians find easy to dismiss—statements, for example, about the contrasting deserts and/or entitlements of unequally placed people. But a defense of inequality suggested by John Rawls and elaborated by Brian Barry has often proved irresistible even to people of egalitarian outlook. The persuasive power of this defense of inequality has helped to drive authentic egalitarianism, of an old-fashioned, uncompromising kind, out of contemporary political philosophy. The (...)
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  16. Luck and Equality: A Reply to Hurley. [REVIEW]G. A. Cohen - 2006 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72 (2):439 - 446.
  17. Self-Ownership, World Ownership, and Equality: Part II: G. A. COHEN.G. A. Cohen - 1986 - Social Philosophy and Policy 3 (2):77-96.
    1. The present paper is a continuation of my “Self-Ownership, World Ownership, and Equality,” which began with a description of the political philosophy of Robert Nozick. I contended in that essay that the foundational claim of Nozick's philosophy is the thesis of self-ownership, which says that each person is the morally rightful owner of his own person and powers, and, consequently, that each is free to use those powers as he wishes, provided that he does not deploy them aggressively against (...)
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  18. Chapter 8. Rescuing Conservatism: A Defense of Existing Value.G. A. Cohen - 2012 - In Finding Oneself in the Other. Princeton University Press. pp. 143-174.
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  19. Expensive Taste Rides Again.G. A. Cohen - 2004 - In Ronald Dworkin & Justine Burley (eds.), Dworkin and His Critics: With Replies by Dworkin. Blackwell.
     
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  20. The Structure of Proletarian Unfreedom.G. A. Cohen - 1983 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 12 (1):3-33.
  21. Freedom and Money.G. A. Cohen - 1995 - Filosoficky Casopis 48 (1):89-114.
     
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    Chapter Eight. Freedom and Money.G. A. H. G. Cohen - 2011 - In On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy. Princeton University Press. pp. 166-200.
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  23. The Labor Theory of Value and the Concept of Exploitation.G. A. Cohen - 1979 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 8 (4):338-360.
  24. Robert Nozick and Wilt Chamberlain: How Patterns Preserve Liberty. [REVIEW]G. A. Cohen - 1977 - Erkenntnis 11 (1):5 - 23.
    Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State and Utopia is in large measure an ingenious elaboration of an argument for capitalism adumbrated by Plekhanov. The capitalism Nozick advocates is more pure than the one we know today. It lacks taxation for social welfare, and it permits degrees of inequality far greater than most apologists for contemporary bourgeois society would countenance. The present paper paper is only indirectly a critique of Nozick's defense of capitalism. Its immediate aim is to refute Nozick's major argument against (...)
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  25. Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence.G. A. COHEN - 1978 - Philosophy 55 (213):416-418.
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  26. Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence.G. A. COHEN - 1978 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 43 (2):389-390.
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  27. Fairness and Legitimacy in Justice, And: Does Option Luck Ever Preserve Justice?G. A. Cohen - 2009 - In Stephen De Wijze, Matthew H. Kramer & Ian Carter (eds.), Hillel Steiner and the Anatomy of Justice: Themes and Challenges. Routledge.
  28. WOOD, A. W. "Karl Marx". [REVIEW]G. A. Cohen - 1983 - Mind 92:440.
     
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    Chapter Eleven. How to Do Political Philosophy.G. A. H. G. Cohen - 2011 - In On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy. Princeton University Press. pp. 225-235.
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    Reply to Elster on "Marxism, Functionalism, and Game Theory".G. A. Cohen - 2003 - In Derek Matravers & Jonathan E. Pike (eds.), Theory and Society. Routledge, in Association with the Open University. pp. 483.
  31. Marxism and Contemporary Political Philosophy, Or: Why Nozick Exercises Some Marxists More Than He Does Any Egalitarian Liberals.G. A. Cohen - 1990 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 20 (sup1):363-387.
  32. Functional Explanation, Consequence Explanation, and Marxism.G. A. Cohen - 1982 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 25 (1):27 – 56.
    I argued in Karl Marx's Theory of History that the central claims of historical materialism are functional explanations, and I said that functional explanations are consequence explanations, ones, that is, in which something is explained by its propensity to have a certain kind of effect. I also claimed that the theory of chance variation and natural selection sustains functional explanations, and hence consequence explanations, of organismic equipment. In Section I I defend the thesis that historical materialism offers functional or consequence (...)
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  33. Chapter Seven. Capitalism, Freedom, and the Proletariat.G. A. H. G. Cohen - 2011 - In On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy. Princeton University Press. pp. 147-165.
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  34. Marxism After the Collapse of the Soviet Union.G. A. Cohen - 1999 - The Journal of Ethics 3 (2):99-104.
    The article studies the implications for historical materialism of the failure of the socialist project in the Soviet Union. The author demonstrates that the said failure broadly confirms central historical materialist theses, which would have been difficult to sustain if the Russian revolution had succeeded in its goal of superseding capitalism and establishing a socialist society.
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    Chapter Six. Fairness and Legitimacy in Justice, And: Does Option Luck Ever Preserve Justice?G. A. H. G. Cohen - 2011 - In On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy. Princeton University Press. pp. 124-144.
  36. Marx's Dialectic of Labor.G. A. Cohen - 1974 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 3 (3):235-261.
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    Index.G. A. H. G. Cohen - 2011 - In On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy. Princeton University Press. pp. 263-268.
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  38. Karl Marx and the Withering Away of Social Science.G. A. Cohen - 1972 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 1 (2):182-203.
  39. More on Exploitation and the Labour Theory of Value.G. A. Cohen - 1983 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):309 – 331.
    In ?The Labour Theory of Value and the Concept of Exploitation? I distinguished between two ways in which the labour theory of value is formulated, both of which are common. In the popular formulation, the amount of value a commodity has depends on how much labour was spent producing it. In the strict formulation, which is so called because it formulates the labour theory of value proper, the amount of value a commodity has depends on nothing about its history but (...)
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    Chapter One. On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice.G. A. H. G. Cohen - 2011 - In On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice, and Other Essays in Political Philosophy. Princeton University Press. pp. 3-43.
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    Chapter 7. Ways of Silencing Critics.G. A. Cohen - 2012 - In Finding Oneself in the Other. Princeton University Press. pp. 134-142.
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    Chapter 5. Complete Bullshit.G. A. Cohen - 2012 - In Finding Oneself in the Other. Princeton University Press. pp. 94-114.
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    Reply to Elster on "Marxism, Functionalism, and Game Theory".G. A. Cohen - 1982 - Theory and Society 11 (4):483.
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    Are Workers Forced to Sell Their Labor Power?G. A. Cohen - 1985 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 14 (1):99-105.
  45. GA Cohen and the End of Traditional Historical Materialism.G. A. Cohen & Simon Kennedy - 2005 - Historical Materialism 13 (4):331-344.
     
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  46. Human Nature and Social Change in the Marxist Conception of History.G. A. Cohen & Will Kymlicka - 1988 - Journal of Philosophy 85 (4):171-191.
  47. The Moral Case for Marxism.G. A. Cohen - 1997 - The Philosophers' Magazine 1 (1):38-42.
  48. Once More Into the Breach of Self-Ownership: Reply to Narveson and Brenkert. [REVIEW]G. A. Cohen - 1998 - The Journal of Ethics 2 (1):57-96.
    In reply to Narveson, I distinguish his no-proviso argument from his liberty argument, and I show that both fail. I also argue that interference lacks the strategic status he assigns to it, because it cannot be appropriately distinguished, conceptually and morally, from prevention; that natural resources do enjoy the importance he denies they have; that laissez-faire economies lack the superiority he attributes to them; that ownership can indeed be a reflexive relation; that anti-paternalism does not entail libertarianism; and that he (...)
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  49. Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defense.G. A. Cohen & Karl Marx - 1983 - Critica 15 (43):152-154.
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    Chapter 11. One Kind of Spirituality: Come Back, Feuerbach, All Is Forgiven!G. A. Cohen - 2012 - In Finding Oneself in the Other. Princeton University Press. pp. 201-208.
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