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Equality & Differences - Professor John Finnis

finnis.jpgEquality & Differences


Professor John Finnis


            It is a privilege to be asked to speak in honour of Jerry Cohen, here with you in the Chabad Society tonight.  I last saw him to speak to, by chance, shortly before he died; before that our main occasions for meeting had been in the supervision of the doctoral studies (on Thomas Aquinas on friendship) of a young scholar now teaching political philosophy in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  But Jerry Cohen remains one of the very, very few people I have met in over 50 years in Oxford who has said to me, and more than once, on a casual Oxford social occasion, in friendly conversational terms and to… Read More »

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