Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

2014.05.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews G. A. Cohen, Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy, Jonathan Wolff (ed.), Princeton University Press,
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2014.05.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews G. A. Cohen, Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy, Jonathan Wolff (ed.), Princeton University Press, 2014, 360pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780691149004. Reviewed by Ben Laurence, University of Chicago This book consists of three parts. The first is a collection of G. A. Cohen's lectures on the history of moral and political philosophy. It contains lectures on Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche. The second gathers together four uncollected papers and one book review, mainly on Marx and Marxism. The third is a brief intellectual memoir of Cohen by Jonathan Wolff, the editor of the volume, usefully mapping the themes and preoccupations of the different stages of Cohen's career. Wolff worries in the preface that Cohen's historical lectures will be unfavorably compared to those of John Rawls. As Wolff points out, the two had very different methods of engaging. . .

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