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The astonishingly rich body of works produced in 1833-1834, when Marx was hardly twenty-five, formed the basis for his subsequent development.It is here that Marx first made clear his views on alienation, the state, representative government, democracy and human nature, here that Marx first laid the foundations of 'historical materialism'.
About the Author
Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, Germany and studied in Bonn and Berlin. Influenced by Hegel, he later reacted against idealist philosophy and began to develop his own theory of historical materialism. He related the state of society to its economic foundations and mode of production, and recommended armed revolution on the part of the proletariat. Together with Engels, who he met in Paris, he wrote the Manifesto of the Communist Party. He lived in England as a refugee until his death in 1888, after participating in an unsuccessful revolution in Germany. Ernst Mandel was a member of the Belgian TUV from 1954 to 1963 and was chosen for the annual Alfred Marshall Lectures by Cambridge University in 1978. He died in 1995 and the Guardian described him as 'one of the most creative and independent-minded revolutionary Marxist thinkers of the post-war world.'
Table of Contents
Introduction by Lucio Colletti
Critique of Hegel's Doctrine of the State (1843)
Letters from the Francon-German Yearbooks (1843)
On the Jewish Question (1843)
A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right. Introduction (1843-4)
Excerpts from James Mill's Elements of Political Economy (1844)
Economic and Political Manuscripts (1844)
Critical Notes on the Article "The King of Prussia and Social Reform. By a Prussian" (1844)
A. Concerning Feuerbach
B. Preface (to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy)
Glossary of Key Terms
Chronology of Marx's Life 1818 to August 1844
Note on Previous Editions of the Works of Marx and Engels
Chronology of Works by Marx and Engels