Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality

ISBN-10: 0521477514

ISBN-13: 9780521477512

Edition: 1995

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In this book, G. A. Cohen examines the libertarian principle of self-ownership, arguing that it cannot deliver the freedom it promises to secure thus undermining the concept that lovers of freedom should embrace capitalism & its accompanying inequality.
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/26/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.012

Jon Elster is Professor of Rationalit� et sciences sociales at College de France, and Robert K. Merton Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University. He is author of Closing the Books: Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective .

Ross D. Parke is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and director of the Center for Family Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He is a past President of Division 7, the Developmental Psychology Division, of the American Psychological Association, and in 1995 received the g. Stanley Hall Award from this APA division. Park was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1997. He is currently editor of theJournal of Family Psychology and has served as editor of Developmental Psychology and as associate editor of Child Development. Parke is author of Fatherhood; co-author of The Throwaway Father, with Armin Brott; and co-editor of Family-Peer Relationships: In Search of the Linkages, with Gary Ladd, Children in Time and Place, with Glen Elder and John Modell, and Exploring Family Relationships with other Social Contexts, with Sheppard Kellam. Parke's research has focused on early social relationships in infancy and childhood. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and is well known for his early work on the effects of punishment, aggression, and child abuse and for his work on the father's role in infancy and early childhood. His current work focuses on the link between family and peer social systems and on the impact of economic stress on families of diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Social Development, Arizona State University.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: history, ethics and Marxism
Robert Nozick and Wilt Chamberlain: how patterns preserve liberty
Justice, freedom, and market transactions
Self-ownership, world-ownership, and equality
Are freedom and equality compatible?
Self-ownership, communism, and equality: against the Marxist technological fix
Marxism and contemporary political philosophy, or: why Nozick exercises some Marxists more than he does any egalitarian liberals
Marx and Locke on land and labour
Exploitation in Marx: what makes it unjust?
Self-ownership: delineating the concept
Self-ownership: assessing the thesis
The future of a disillusion
Bibliography
Index of names
Subject index
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