Marxism and Morality

Marxism and Morality

by Steven Lukes
     
 

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It is reported that the moment anyone talked to Marx about morality, he would roar with laughter. Yet, plainly, he was fired by outrage and a burning desire for a better world. This paradox is the starting point for Marxism and Morality. Discussing the positions taken by Marx, Engels, and their descendants in relation to certain moral issues, Steven Lukes addresses

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It is reported that the moment anyone talked to Marx about morality, he would roar with laughter. Yet, plainly, he was fired by outrage and a burning desire for a better world. This paradox is the starting point for Marxism and Morality. Discussing the positions taken by Marx, Engels, and their descendants in relation to certain moral issues, Steven Lukes addresses the questions on which Marxist thinkers and actors have taken a number of characteristic stands as well as other questions—personal relations and the moral virtues of the individual, for example—on which Marxism falls silent. A provocative exploration of the gray area where Marxism and morality meet, this book argues that Marxism makes a number of major moral claims and that its appeal has always been, in large part, a moral one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192820747
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/10/1987
Series:
Marxist Introductions Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.52(d)

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