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If You're an Egalitarian, How Come You’re So Rich?

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674006935

Publication Date: 09/30/2001


256 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 line illustrations


  • Preface
  • Prospectus
  • 1. Paradoxes of Conviction
  • 2. Politics and Religion in a Montreal Communist Jewish Childhood
  • 3. The Development of Socialism from Utopia to Science
  • 4. Hegel in Marx: The Obstetric Motif in the Marxist Conception of Revolution
  • 5. The Opium of the People:God in Hegel, Feuerbach, and Marx
  • 6. Equality: From Fact to Norm
  • 7. Ways That Bad Things Can Be Good: A Lighter Look at the Problem of Evil
  • 8. Justice, Incentives, and Selfishness
  • 9. Where the Action Is: On the Site of Distributive Justice
  • 10. Political Philosophy and Personal Behavior
  • Envoi
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Credits
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2001 ForeWord Book of the Year Award, Philosophy Category
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