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Cohen, Gerald Alan (1941–)

Subject Philosophy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


Canadian-British analytical Marxist political philosopher, born in Montreal, Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at University of Oxford. Cohen is a leading exponent of analytical Marxism, using rigorous analytic methods to explicate, reconstruct, and criticize Marx's theoretical claims. In particular, he defended Marx's account of history by reconstructing Marx's historical determinism in terms of functional explanation. His works include Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defense (1978) and History, Labour and Freedom: Themes from Marx (1988). ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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