Karl Marx

Karl Marx

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This is one of the most respected books on Marx's philosophical thought. Wood explains Marx's views from a philosophical standpoint and defends him against common misunderstandings and criticisms. All the major philosophical topics in Marx's work are considered: the central concept of alienation; historical materialism and Marx's account of social classes; the nature and social function of morality; philosophical materialism and Marx's atheism; and Marx's use of the Hegelian dialectical method and the Marxian theory of value.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18.54mm | 590g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 041564948X
  • 9780415649483
  • 1,782,037

Table of contents

Preface Biographical Sketch Introduction Part 1: Alienation 1. The Concept of Alienation 2. The Human Essence 3. Human Production 4. Alienation and Capitalism Part 2: Historical Materialism 5. Production and Society 6. Classes 7. Materialist Explanations 8. Materialism, Agency and Consciousness Part 3: Marxism and Morality 9. Marx on Right and Justice 10. Morality as Ideology Part 4: Philosophical Materialism 11. Materialism Naturalism 12. Materialist Realism Part 5: The Dialectical Method 13. The Hegelian Dialectic 14. The Marxian Dialectic 15. Dialectic in Capital Concluding Remark Notes Bibliography Index
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About Allen Wood

Allen Wood is Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University. His previous publications include Kant's Moral Religion (1970), Kant's Rational Theology (1978), Hegel's Ethical Thought (1990), and Kant's Ethical Thought (1999).
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