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History, Labour, and Freedom: Themes from Marx
     

History, Labour, and Freedom: Themes from Marx

by G. A. Cohen (Editor), James Ed Cohen
 

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Taking Karl Marx's theory of history as their point of departure, these essays, extensively revised and rewritten for this volume, chronicle the growth of humanity's power to produce, and the suffering that the byproducts of this freedom—exploitation, lack of freedom, indignity—have caused. Cohen begins with a discussion and defense of historical

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Taking Karl Marx's theory of history as their point of departure, these essays, extensively revised and rewritten for this volume, chronicle the growth of humanity's power to produce, and the suffering that the byproducts of this freedom—exploitation, lack of freedom, indignity—have caused. Cohen begins with a discussion and defense of historical materialism, incorporating his own reservations about the theory, and arguing that the truth of historical materialism is far more open than many Marxists believe. He addresses some of the principal difficulties under which workers labor in contemporary capitalist class society, offering important new insights for all students of politics, political theory, and Marxism.

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"The familiar precision of argument and the relevance to contemporary debates make the continuation of this work all the more desirable. It is political philosophy at its best."-Times Literary Supplement

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ISBN-13:
9780198247791
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1989
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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All Souls College, Oxford

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