Finding Oneself in the Other by G. A. Cohen

By G. A. Cohen

This is the second one of 3 volumes of posthumously accrued writings of G. A. Cohen, who used to be one of many best, and so much revolutionary, 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brings jointly a few of Cohen's such a lot own philosophical and nonphilosophical essays, lots of them formerly unpublished.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 exhibit why Thomas Nagel defined Cohen as a "wonderful raconteur.?

The nonphilosophical spotlight of the booklet is Cohen's outstanding account of his first journey to India, inclusive of unforgettable vignettes of encounters with strangers and reflections on poverty and begging. different biographical items contain his valedictory lecture at Oxford, within which he describes his philosophical improvement and gives his impressions of different 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 routine subject matter is discovering finishing touch with regards to the realm of different humans. enticing, perceptive, and empathetic, those writings exhibit a extra own aspect of 1 of the main influential philosophers of our time.

Show description

Read Online or Download Finding Oneself in the Other PDF

Similar biographies & memoirs of philosophers books

La historia de Lao Tse (Spanish Edition)

Este libro nos introduce en los angeles vida y trayectoria de uno de los más grandes pensadores y fundador del sistema filosófico denominado taoísmo, contenido en el clásico Tao Te King, que tuvo gran impacto en los angeles filosofía china. Esta obra nos ofrece una amena y clara exposición de las condiciones sociales chinas de los angeles época, además de l. a. detallada biografía de Lao Tsé, de modo que resulta un encuentro de los angeles literatura con los angeles historia.

Open Secret: Postmessianic Messianism and the Mystical Revision of Menahem Mendel Schneerson

Menahem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994) was once the 7th and doubtless final Rebbe of the Habad-Lubavitch dynasty. Marked by means of conflicting developments, Schneerson used to be an intensive messianic visionary who promoted a conservative political schedule, a reclusive contemplative who outfitted a hasidic sect into a world move, and a guy devoted to the exposition of mysteries who however harbored many secrets and techniques.

Raymond Aron: The Recovery of the Political (20th Century Political Thinkers)

This concise and penetrating research introduces scholars to the lifestyles and regarded one of many giants of 20th- century French highbrow lifestyles. Portraying Raymond Aron as an exceptional defender of cause, moderation, and political sobriety in an period ruled via ideological fervor and philosophical type, Brian Anderson demonstrates the centrality of political cause to Aron's philosophy of historical past, his critique of ideological considering, his meditations at the perennial difficulties of peace and battle, and the character of conservative liberalism.

Montaigne. La vie sans loi (Tandem) (French Edition)

Il va de soi aujourd’hui que Montaigne est notre ami. Il nous captive, nous émeut, nous convince. Mais Montaigne nous trompe. Il nous conduit par le bout du nez. Nous devons donc faire un attempt vigoureux pour échapper à son charme et saisir ce qu’il a vraiment voulu dire. Montaigne est engagé dans une entreprise de recomposition des autorités, dont le moi de chacun de nous voudrait être l’heureux héritier.

Extra info for Finding Oneself in the Other

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.24 of 5 – based on 36 votes