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Gerald Allan Cohen 1941–2009

JONATHAN WOLFF

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 172, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, X

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264904
eISBN:
9780191754081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264904.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

Gerald Cohen, known as Jerry, was Chichele Professor of Social and Political Thought at Oxford University and then Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London. He was a Fellow of ... More


Lingering Questions about ‘Oral Literature’

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The ongoing discussions about the Homeric Question and about orality and literacy in the language arts resonate to such a degree with parallel questions as regards the history of music. These ... More


G. A. Cohen: A Memoir

Jonathan Wolff

in Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149004
eISBN:
9781400848713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149004.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents a memoir of G. A. Cohen, who died on August 5, 2009. Cohen was born on April 14, 1941, into a Jewish Marxist family, and his life and character were woven into his philosophical ... More


Reply to Elster on “Marxism, Functionalism, and Game Theory”

G. A. Cohen

Jonathan Wolff (ed.)

in Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149004
eISBN:
9781400848713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149004.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter, the author responds to Jon Elster's criticism of his use of functional explanation in his account of historical materialism. Elster rejects the association between Marxism and ... More


Pieces of Tradition: An Analysis of Contemporary Tonal Music

Daniel Harrison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190244460
eISBN:
9780190244484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244460.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Tonality continued to be a viable compositional technique well after it was claimed to have been made obsolete by novel developments around the turn of the twentieth century. The attention of music ... More


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