Finding Oneself in the Other by G. A. Cohen

By G. A. Cohen

This is the second one of 3 volumes of posthumously accumulated writings of G. A. Cohen, who was once one of many best, and so much innovative, figures in modern political philosophy. This quantity brings jointly a few of Cohen's such a lot own philosophical and nonphilosophical essays, lots of them formerly unpublished. wealthy in first-person narration, perception, and humor, those items vividly display why Thomas Nagel defined Cohen as a "wonderful raconteur.?

The nonphilosophical spotlight of the e-book is Cohen's notable account of his first journey to India, together with unforgettable vignettes of encounters with strangers and reflections on poverty and begging. different biographical items comprise his valedictory lecture at Oxford, within which he describes his philosophical improvement and provides his impressions of alternative philosophers, and "Isaiah's Marx, and Mine," a tribute to his mentor Isaiah Berlin. different essays handle such themes because the fact in "small-c conservatism," who can and cannot condemn terrorists, and the essence of bullshit. A habitual subject matter is discovering finishing touch with regards to the realm of different humans. attractive, perceptive, and empathetic, those writings demonstrate a extra own part of 1 of the main influential philosophers of our time.

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