The Socialist Decision

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620322918
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/16/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction John R. Stumme ix

Translator's Note xxvii

Foreword xxxi

Introduction: The Two Roots of Political Thought

1 Human Being and Political Consciousness 1

2 Approach and Standpoint 7

3 Principle and Reality 9

Part 1 Political Romanticism, Its Principles, and Its Contradiction

1 The Presuppositions of Political Romanticism

1 Mythical Powers of Origin 13

2 The Break with the Myth of Origin in Judaism 18

3 The Break with the Myth of Origin in the Enlightenment and the Romantic Reaction 23

2 The Forms of Political Romanticism

1 Conservative and Revolutionary Forms 27

2 Return to the Powers of Origin 29

3 The Struggle Concerning Traditions 32

4 The Cultural Expression of Political Romanticism 36

5 The Political Expression of Political Romanticism 42

Part 2 The Principle of Bourgeois Society and the Inner Conflict of Socialism

3 The Bourgeois Principle and the Proletariat

1 The Bourgeois Principle and its Tensions 47

2 The Leading Groups and the Limits of the Bourgeois Principle 52

3 The Radicalization and the Shattering of the Bourgeois Principle in the Class Struggle 57

4 The Proletariat and Socialism 61

4 The Inner Conflict of Socialism

Introduction: The Inner Conflict of Proletarian Existence 66

1 The Inner Conflict of Socialist Belief 69

2 The Inner Conflict in the Socialist View of Human Nature 71

3 The Inner Conflict in the Socialist Concept of Society 75

4 The Inner Conflict in the Socialist Idea of Culture 79

5 The Inner Conflict in the Socialist Idea of Community 85

6 The Inner Conflict in the Socialist Idea of Economics 89

Conclusion: Socialist Praxis 91

Part 3 The Principle of Socialism and the Solution of its Inner Conflict

5 The Socialist Principle and its Roots

1 The Powers of Origin in the Proletarian Movement 97

2 The Elements of the Socialist Principle 100

3 Expectation and Action 104

4 Expectation and Origin 106

5 The Prophetic and Rational Character of Expectation 109

6 The Socialist Principle and Problems of Marxism

1 The Problem of Historical Materialism 113

2 The Problem of the Historical Dialectic 118

3 Critique of Dogmatic Marxism 124

7 The Resolution of Socialism's Inner Conflict through the Unfolding of the Socialist Principle

Introduction: The Proletariat and Revolutionary Romantic Groups 127

1 Origin and Goal in the Expectation of the Future 130

2 Being and Consciousness in the Picture of Human Nature 132

3 Power and Justice in the Structuring of Society 137

4 Symbol and Concept in the Development of Culture 144

5 Eros and Purpose in the Life of the Community 150

6 Nature and Planning in the Economic Order 153

Conclusion: The Future of Socialism 160

Notes 163

Index 179

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