The Marxian Legacy, first published in 1977 and released in a second edition in 1988, was and remains distinct in its view of Marxian theory as 'critique, ' aware of its own origins and limitations and self-conscious about its own historical rootedness in changing social and political conditions. This new and fully revised third edition retains the original synthesis of the divergent traditions of German, critical, and French Marxisms into a living Marxian legacy that changes and reconceptualizes itself, while also providing a new critical introduction and concluding chapter. Such a re-evaluation of the Marxian legacy, which was urgent in the 1970s when the United States was caught up in imperial wars and domestic as well as racial conflict, remains relevant today whenas was the case nearly half a century agoMarx’s legacy has largely been forgotten and yet remains as a symbol of radical thinking that could inspire the new movements. The Marxian Legacy, 3rd Edition retains the freshness of discovery from those times while fully updating the text for our contemporary moment, and adding two features: a philosophical closure; and, a perspective on what was possible then, and what remains to be done today.
About the Author
Dick Howard is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Stony Brook University, USA. He is the author of numerous books including Between Politics and Antipolitics (Palgrave Macmillan 2016), The Primacy of the Political: A History of Political Thought from the Greeks to the French and American Revolutions (2010) and Aux origines de la pensée politique américaine (2008).
Table of ContentsPreface to the 3rd Edition - brand new
Part One: Introduction - this will be revised with the expanded portion of what was sent for review as the afterword
Part II: Within Marxism
Part III: Using Marxism
Part IV: Criticizing Marxism
Afterword/Concluding Remarks - brand new
Appendix A: Preface to the 1st Edition (1977)
Appendix B: Preface to the 2nd Edition (1988)