Karl Marx / Edition 2

Karl Marx / Edition 2

by Wood Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415316987

ISBN-13: 9780415316989

Pub. Date: 04/08/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Since its first publication in 1981, Karl Marx has become one of the most respected books on Marx's philosophical thought. Allen Wood explains Marx's views from a philosophical standpoint and defends Marx against common misunderstandings and criticisms of his views. All the major philosophical topics in Marx's work are considered: alienation, historical

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Since its first publication in 1981, Karl Marx has become one of the most respected books on Marx's philosophical thought. Allen Wood explains Marx's views from a philosophical standpoint and defends Marx against common misunderstandings and criticisms of his views. All the major philosophical topics in Marx's work are considered: alienation, historical materialism, morality, philosophical materialism, and the dialectical method. The second edition has been revised to include a new chapter on capitalist exploitation and new suggestions for further reading. Wood has also added a substantial new preface which looks at the fall of the Soviet Union and ambivalence towards capitalism, and explores Marx's relevance and place in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415316989
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/08/2004
Series:
Arguments of the Philosophers Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
527,996
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.72(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition
Biographical sketch
Introduction
Pt. 1Alienation1
1The concept of alienationp3
2The human essence16
3Human production31
4Alienation and capitalism44
Pt. 2Historical materialism61
5Production and society63
6Classes82
7Materialist explanations101
8Materialism, agency and consciousness112
Pt. 3Marxism and morality125
9Marx on right and justice127
10Morality as ideology143
Pt. 4Philosophical materialism163
11Materialism naturalism165
12Materialist realism181
Pt. 5The dialectical method195
13The Hegelian dialectic197
14The Marxian dialectic215
15Dialectic in capital227
16Capitalist exploitation242
Concluding remark265
Notes267
Some futher reading294
Index297

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