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Karl Marx Allen W. Wood

Karl Marx

Allen W. Wood

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ISBN : 9780415250078
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This is one of the most respected books on Marxs philosophical thought. Wood explains Marxs views from a philosophical standpoint and defends him against common misunderstandings and criticisms. All the major philosophical topics in Marxs work areMoreThis is one of the most respected books on Marxs philosophical thought. Wood explains Marxs views from a philosophical standpoint and defends him against common misunderstandings and criticisms. All the major philosophical topics in Marxs work are considered: the central concept of alienation- historical materialism and Marxs account of social classes- the nature and social function of morality- philosophical materialism and Marxs atheism- and Marxs use of the Hegelian dialectical method and the Marxian theory of value.This second edition has been revised to include a new chapter on capitalist exploitation and new suggestions for further reading. Wood has also added a substantial new preface which looks at Marxs thought in light of the fall of the Soviet Union and our continued ambivalence towards capitalism, exploring Marxs continuing relevance in the twenty-first century.