On Karl Marx

On Karl Marx


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“In 1968 we celebrated the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. We still have reason to hope for a concrete celebration in 2018”

With a demonstrably thorough grasp of Marxist thought, and seemingly effortless literary flair, Ernst Bloch provides both the well-versed reader and the novice a truly enjoyable introduction to one of the most influential thinkers in history.

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ISBN-13: 9781786636065
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ernst Bloch (1885-1977) is one of the most important German Marxist thinkers of the 20th century and one of the great theorists of utopia. A friend of Walter Benjamin, Bertolt Brecht and Theodor Adorno, his works include The Principle of Hope, Spirit of Utopia and Traces.

Table of Contents

Marx as a Student 9

Karl Marx and Humanity: The Material of Hope 16

Man and Citizen in Marx 46

Changing the World: Marx's Theses on Feuerbach 54

Marx and the Dialectics of Idealism 106

The University, Marxism, and Philosophy 118

The Marxist Concept of Science 141

Epicurus and Karl Marx 153

Upright Carriage, Concrete Utopia 159

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