The Essential Marx

The Essential Marx

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"Philosophers have previously tried to explain the world, our task is to change it". Born to a father who converted to Protestantism to avoid anti-Semitism, Marx became a communist and agent of revolutionary change. Though his ideas have often been shown to have horrific social implications, there are still many secular adherents to Marxism. This series of guides cover the lives and ideas of the major philosophers. The author's concise and comprehensible style highlights the major advances in philosophy, as well as the men who conceived them and the times in which they lived. Containing quotes, insights and anecdotes, the aim of this series is to clarify the mysteries of philosophy for the general reader.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 102 x 166 x 8mm | 45g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753506890
  • 9780753506899

About Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern is a professional writer, a former Somerset Maugham prize winner and author of five novels, as well as biographies and travel books. As a university lecturer, he taught philosophy, but also mathematics and modern Italian poetry. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements and Dr Strangelove's Game (both Hamish Hamilton).show more

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'These [books] have changed my life...They tell you exactly what you want to know and no more.' AA Gill, Sunday Times; 'Well-written, clear and informed' New York Timesshow more

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