By Gerald Allan Cohen
G. A. Cohen was once the most proficient, influential, and innovative voices in modern political philosophy. on the time of his loss of life in 2009, he had plans to assemble a few his most vital papers. this is often the 1st of 3 volumes to gain these plans. Drawing on 3 a long time of labor, it comprises formerly uncollected articles that experience formed a few of the relevant debates in political philosophy, in addition to papers released right here for the 1st time. In those items, Cohen asks what egalitarians have so much cause to equalize, he considers the connection among freedom and estate, and he displays upon perfect thought and political practice.Included listed here are vintage essays equivalent to "Equality of What?" and "Capitalism, Freedom, and the Proletariat," in addition to newer contributions resembling "Fairness and Legitimacy in Justice," "Freedom and Money," and the formerly unpublished "How to Do Political Philosophy." On plentiful demonstrate all through are the readability, rigor, conviction, and wit for which Cohen used to be popular. jointly, those essays exhibit how his paintings presents a strong account of liberty and equality to the left of Ronald Dworkin, John Rawls, Amartya Sen, and Isaiah Berlin.