Monday, November 23, 2009

G.A. Cohen In Memoriam: A Critical Celebration of His Life and Work

This Friday, 27 November 2009, 10am - 4pm
McGill University, Old McGill Room, Faculty Club


  • Joseph Carens (Toronto) "Motivation and Equality in Cohen"

  • Jurgen De Wispelaere (CRÉUM) "Cohen in the Real World? Equality, Justice and Social Institutions"

  • Pablo Gilabert (Concordia) "Cohen on Socialism, Equality, and Community"

  • Jacob T. Levy (McGill) "Cohen on the Tasks of Political Philosophy"

  • William Clare Roberts (McGill) "Analysis Terminated? Towards a Post-Analytical Marxism"

  • Daniel Weinstock (CRÉUM) "Cohen and Cohen on Jokes"
I don't know that this is the actual order in which we'll be speaking* -- an earlier version of the program had Roberts and Levy going first and second. Regardless, come for the whole thing.

By the way, I feel a little odd being the only person who didn't include Cohen's name in the title of his talk, but if it makes a difference, my talk also has an alternate title: "What Bullshit Marxists Can Learn from Cohen." (You can tell, perhaps, why that is not on the program.)

* UPDATE: The "definitive" schedule:

William Clare Roberts: Analysis Terminated? Toward a Post-Analytical Marxism
Joseph Carens: Motivation and Equality in Cohen

Jacob T. Levy: Cohen on the Tasks of Political Philosophy
Jurgen De Wispelaere: Cohen in the Real World? Equality, Justice and Social Institutions

Lunch break

Pablo Gilabert: Cohen on Socialism, Equality, and Community
Daniel Weinstock: Cohen and Cohen on Jokes