The Dematerialisation of Karl Marx

The Dematerialisation of Karl Marx

Marxism is not a theory of literature or general culture: it is a programme, now looking implausible, for the transformation of society. That programme is indeed based on a theory; but of history and economic relationships.

Author: Leonard Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317898276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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This volume constitutes both an attack on modern left wing literary theory - the main product of the last Marxist renaissance in the past thirty years - and a defence of the one element of Marxism which, in the general collapse, modern theorists have been happiest to lose, its economic materialism. It traces Marxist theory from its beginnings in Hegelian idealism to its end in Althusser's structuralism, and concludes that while Marxist economics will not work, and the type of revolution prophesied was fantasy, the principle of historical materialism remains intact and defensible. This will be a key text in literary and cultural studies as well as being of interest to students on philosophy and sociology courses.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Karl Marx s Theory of History

Karl Marx s Theory of History

We may now endorse Marx's judgement, which was also, in a sense, the judgement of history, that plantation capitalism in the South was necessarily a secondary phenomenon. It throve on a vastly increased and growing market for textile ...

Author: Gerald Allan Cohen

Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780199242061

Category: Historical materialism

Page: 442

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First published in 1978, this book rapidly established itself as a classic of modern Marxism. Cohen's masterful application of advanced philosophical techniques in an uncompromising defence of historical materialism commanded widespread admiration. In the ensuing twenty years, the book has served as a flagship of a powerful intellectual movement - analytical Marxism. In this expanded edition Cohen offers his own account of the history, and the further promise, of analytical Marxism. Healso expresses reservations about traditional historical materialism, in the light of which he reconstructs the theory, and he studies the implications for historical materialism of the demise of the Soviet Union.
Categories: Historical materialism

Karl Marx s Theory of History

Karl Marx s Theory of History

We may now endorse Marx's judgement, which was also, in a sense, the judgement of history, that plantation capitalism in the South was necessarily a secondary phenomenon. It throve on a vastly increased and growing market for textile ...

Author: G. A. Cohen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691213002

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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First published in 1978, this book rapidly established itself as a classic of modern Marxism. Cohen's masterful application of advanced philosophical techniques in an uncompromising defense of historical materialism commanded widespread admiration. In the ensuing twenty years, the book has served as a flagship of a powerful intellectual movement--analytical Marxism. In this expanded edition, Cohen offers his own account of the history, and the further promise, of analytical Marxism. He also expresses reservations about traditional historical materialism, in the light of which he reconstructs the theory, and he studies the implications for historical materialism of the demise of the Soviet Union.
Categories: Philosophy

Karl Marx and Contemporary Philosophy

Karl Marx and Contemporary Philosophy

'The natural form of the commodity becomes the value-form' (Marx, 1976, p. 148; translation corrected). But at this point it is not hard to see that this results from the relation in which the commodity in relative form stands to it; ...

Author: A. Chitty

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230242227

Category: Philosophy

Page: 289

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This collection brings together the latest work of some of the world's leading Marxist philosophers and new young researchers. Based upon work presented at meetings of the Marx and Philosophy Society, it offers a unique snapshot of the best current scholarship on the philosophical aspects and implications of Marx's thought.
Categories: Philosophy

Karl Marx

Karl Marx

without the obscurity of much of Marx's own prose, he presents and explains Marx's ideas, their origins and their power. ... 2 Forty years on and more the verdict was unchanged, as exemplified by the judgement of Leszek Kołakowski – of ...

Author: Isaiah Berlin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691156507

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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Isaiah Berlin's intellectual biography of Karl Marx has long been recognized as one of the best concise accounts of the life and thought of the man who had, in Berlin's words, a more "direct, deliberate, and powerful" influence on mankind than any other nineteenth-century thinker. A brilliantly lucid work of synthesis and exposition, the book introduces Marx's ideas and sets them in their context, explains why they were revolutionary in political and intellectual terms, and paints a memorable portrait of Marx's dramatic life and outsized personality. Berlin takes readers through Marx's years of adolescent rebellion and post-university communist agitation, the personal high point of the 1848 revolutions, and his later years of exile, political frustration, and intellectual effort. Critical yet sympathetic, Berlin's account illuminates a life without reproducing a legend. New features of this thoroughly revised edition include references for Berlin's quotations and allusions, Terrell Carver's assessment of the distinctiveness of Berlin's book, and a revised guide to further reading.
Categories: Philosophy

Karl Marx

Karl Marx

18, cited in Collins and Abramsky, Karl Marx and the British Labour Movement, p. 98. 176. 'Jenny Marx to Ludwig Kugelmann', 17 July 1870, MECW, vol. 43, p. 563. 177. 'Karl Marx to Friedrich Engels', 20 July 1870, MECW, vol. 44, pp.

Author: Gareth Stedman Jones

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674971615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 750

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Gareth Stedman Jones returns Karl Marx to his nineteenth-century world, before later inventions transformed him into Communism’s patriarch and fierce lawgiver. He shows how Marx adapted the philosophies of Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, and others into ideas that would have—in ways inconceivable to Marx—an overwhelming impact in the twentieth century.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Karl Marx and Religion

Karl Marx and Religion

This view of it rested upon the judgement that the state itself was disreputable, in that it was a bureaucratic organisation for promoting the interests of an élite and for safeguarding these interests againsterosion by the interests of ...

Author: Trevor Ling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349163755

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Categories: Religion

The Judgement of Karl Marx

The Judgement of Karl Marx

The Judgement of Karl Marx is a play, partly serious and partly comic, dealing with the reasons for the failure of Marxism.

Author: Peter Turton

Publisher: Austin Macauley

ISBN: 1528933362

Category:

Page: 68

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The Judgement of Karl Marx is a play, partly serious and partly comic, dealing with the reasons for the failure of Marxism. In act one, through an extraordinary arrangement, Karl Marx is allowed to confront the main 20th-century practitioners of his doctrines: Lenin, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Fidel Castro, etc. He is not pleased at what they have done, but they themselves have found his ideas for building a better society somewhat lacking in realism. The second act brings Marx face to face with capitalists of various kinds, who give him as good as they get. Was Marxism, to put it bluntly, defeated by McDonald's? The third act is a garden party where, in an agreeable atmosphere of food, drink and beautiful music, the old fellow can relax and chat with such worthies as Socrates, Jonathan Swift, Nietzsche and Dostoevsky. But certain powers are dissatisfied with the human race itself and visit an apocalypse on it. Or so Marx believes... In the epilogue, he returns to the reality of his life in Victorian England. But there is not much hope there either...
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Karl Marx s Economics

Karl Marx s Economics

Ricardo admitted that the introduction of machinery may be detrimental to the worker , as it may reduce the demand for labor . He qualified this judgement , however , by observing that the lower price of commmodities resulting from ...

Author: John Cunningham Wood

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415065097

Category: Marxian economics

Page: 1104

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Categories: Marxian economics