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The Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx

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Ever since the discovery of Marx's Early Writings, most of the literature concerned with Marx's intellectual development has centred around the so-called gap between the 'young' Marx, who was considered to be a humanist thinker, and the 'older' Marx, who was held to be a determinist with little concern for anything outside his narrow theory of historical materialism. Dr Av ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published September 2nd 1970 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1968)
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Outstanding example of the rebirth of academic 'Marxology' from the 1960s that drew on previously unknown works such as Grundrisse. Views Marx's work as coherent whole and emphasizes links to Hegel. At times it verges on: 'what I think Marx really meant to say here' and other side of his emphasis on coherence of Marx's work is that he is dismissive of Engels. Still one of the best books on Marx.
Difficult, but rewarding. By the end, MANY of my misconceptions of Marx's philosophy been revealed to be such. I now understand the failure to translate his thought into political action was not just historical accident - it was due to inherent flaws in his system of analysis. Poor Karl!
As good an overview of Marx's work as I have found. But Avineri is no longer my favorite interpreter of Marx. There is a bit too much of Michael Walzer in him -- especially his seeming irresponsibility in using Marx to seemingly justify colonialism.
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Shlomo Avineri is Professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During 1975-77, he was Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also serves as a Recurring Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Budapest.
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