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

This is one of the most respected books on Marx's philosophical thought. 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: the central concept of alienation; historical materialism and Marx's account of social

Overview

This is one of the most respected books on Marx's philosophical thought. 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: the central concept of alienation; historical materialism and Marx's account of social classes; the nature and social function of morality; philosophical materialism and Marx's atheism; and Marx's use of the Hegelian dialectical method and the Marxian theory of value.
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 Marx's thought in light of the fall of the Soviet Union and our continued ambivalence towards capitalism, exploring Marx's continuing relevance 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
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.72(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface Biographical Sketch Introduction Part One: Alienation 1. The Concept of Alienation 2. The Human Essence 3. Human Production 4. Alienation and Capitalism Part Two: Historical Materialism 5. Production and Society 6. Classes 7. Materialist Explanations 8. Materialism, Agency and Consciousness Part Three: Marxism and Morality 9. Marx on Right and Justice 10. Morality as Ideology Part Four: Philosophical Materialism 11. Materialism Naturalism 12. Materialist Realism Part Five: The Dialectical Method 13. The Hegelian Dialectic 14. The Marxian Dialectic 15. Dialectic in Capital Concluding Remark Notes Bibliography Index

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