The Info List - G.A. Cohen

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GERALD ALLAN "JERRY" COHEN, FBA (/ˈkoʊən/ ; 14 April 1941 – 5 August 2009) was a Marxist political philosopher who held the positions of Quain Professor of Jurisprudence , University College London and Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory , All Souls College, Oxford


* 1 Life and career * 2 Works * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Further reading * 6 External links


Born into a communist family in Montreal
, Cohen was educated at McGill University , Canada (BA, philosophy and political science) and the University of Oxford
(BPhil, philosophy) where he studied under Isaiah Berlin and Gilbert Ryle .

Cohen was assistant lecturer (1963–1964), lecturer (1964–1979) then reader (1979–1984) in the Department of Philosophy at University College London
University College London
, before being appointed to the Chichele chair at Oxford
in 1985. Several of his students, such as Simon Caney , Alan Carter , Cécile Fabre , Will Kymlicka , John McMurtry , David Leopold, Michael Otsuka , Seana Shiffrin , Jonathan Wolff and Michael E. Rosen have gone on to be important moral and political philosophers in their own right, while another, Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
, has pursued a successful career in comedy.

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