Jonathan Wolff (born 25 June 1959) is a British philosopher and academic. He is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at University College London.
He is a political philosopher who works on questions of equality, disadvantage and social justice.
About his book The Human Right to Health, quote from the article: "The Human Right to Health is meant to provoke the reader to think about how to bring all these pieces—the public sector, civil society, industry, patents, health financing, and human resources—together, in order to achieve the more rapid, progressive realization of the right to health in the decades to come."
Jonathan Wolff argues that if we detach Marx the critic of current society from Marx the prophet of some never-to-be-realized worker's paradise, he remains the most impressive critic we have of liberal, capitalist, bourgeois society. The author shows how Marx's main ideas still shed light on wider concerns about culture and society and he guides the reader through Marx's notoriously difficult writings. Wolff also argues that the value of a great thinker does not depend on his or her views being true, but on other features such as originality, insight, and systematic vision. From this perspective, Marx still richly deserves to be read.
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