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Finding Oneself in the Other
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Finding Oneself in the Other

G. A. Cohen

Abstract

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volume brings together some of Cohen's most personal philosophical and nonphilosophical essays, many of them previously unpublished.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 to India, which includes unforgettable vig ... More

Keywords: G. A. Cohen, political philosophy, India, poverty, begging, Isaiah Berlin, philosopher

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691148809
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691148809.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

G. A. Cohen, author