This series presents an introspective consideration on the nature of Marxism and egalitarianism in today’s society and how the people how hold to these claims can justify their role in society. He examines the implications, both political and moral, of the socialist spectrum ranging from Marxism on one side to morally guided individual socialist decisions on the other with a keen look at Rawlsian liberalism in the middle.
If You're an Egalitarian, How Come You're So Rich?
G. A. Cohen begins this publication of the Gifford Lectures of 1996 by asking the audience to consider the effect of upbringing on the final position any individual takes in life and how his personal experiences from being raised in a fervently Marxist and anti-religious home have led him to a surprising shift from Marxism out the other side of radical liberalism to a strong belief in the necessity of social and moral element to socialism more akin to the Judeo-Christian treatment of the issue of equality.
- J. Douglas Mastin