The Philosophy of Marx

The Philosophy of Marx

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This book, first published in 1977, presents for the first time a serious and systematic assessment of Marx primarily as a philosopher. It considers all major aspects of Marx's theory - its methodology, its ontological dimensions, its approaches to the descriptions of history and of societies and their economic structures, its alleged predictions and its vision of the future - as well as some of its intellectual antecedents and twentieth-century heirs. The presentation of Marx's ideas attempts to be at once faithful to them, as distinguished from their reinterpretations by later `Marxists', and yet novel in form and language. From this unique standpoint, the book aims to bring the student of philosophy and of political ideas to a closer understanding of the intellectual foundations of Marx's Capital and his writings in collaboration with Engels.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 159 x 235mm | 327g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138885398
  • 9781138885394

Table of contents

1. Aims and Subject-matters 2. Philosophical Influences 3. Marx's Method 4. Descriptive Generalization 1: Materialist Metaphysics 5. Descriptive Generalization 2: History and Society 6. Descriptive Generalization 3: Prediction 7. Vision of a Possible Future 8. Other Marxisms
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