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Ethical Marxism: The Categorical Imperative of Liberation [NOOK Book]

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This book aims to reinvigorate the Marxist project and the role it might play in illuminating the way beyond capitalism. Though political economy and scientific investigation are needed for pure Marxism, Martin’s argument is that the extent to which these elements are needed cannot be determined within the conversations of political economy and other investigations into causal mechanisms. What has not been done, and what this book does, is to argue for the possibility of a rethought Marxism that takes ethics as ...
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Ethical Marxism: The Categorical Imperative of Liberation

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Overview

This book aims to reinvigorate the Marxist project and the role it might play in illuminating the way beyond capitalism. Though political economy and scientific investigation are needed for pure Marxism, Martin’s argument is that the extent to which these elements are needed cannot be determined within the conversations of political economy and other investigations into causal mechanisms. What has not been done, and what this book does, is to argue for the possibility of a rethought Marxism that takes ethics as its core, displacing political economy and "scientific" investigation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812698619
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/1/2013
  • Series: Creative Marxism
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 480
  • File size: 677 KB

Meet the Author

Bill Martin is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago. He is a musician, cyclist, and chess enthusiast whose numerous previous books include The Radical Project: Sartrean Investigations (2001), Avant Rock: Experimental Music from the Beatles to Bjork (2002), and he is co-author of Marxism and the Call of the Future (2005).
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Table of Contents

Introduction "Ethical" : not simply one adjective among others 1

Pt. 1 Marxism and the language of good and evil, or, theodicy and the iron law of wages 31

Pt. 2 Unforgivable napalm : imperialism is the ethical question of our time 77

Pt. 3 Sites, ramifications : animals, places, Mao 183

1 The "animal" question 195

2 Agriculture and the question of place (an appreciation of Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson in the context of Marxism) 269

3 Maoism and beyond : the next synthesis 303

Conclusion Ongoingness : the ethics of liberation and the liberation of the ethical 389

Bibliography 451

Index 463

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