Marx: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN13: 9780192854056ISBN10: 0192854054 Paperback, 120 pages
Nov 2000, In Stock
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120 pages; 14 halftones & 1 line illus; 5 x 7-3/4; ISBN13: 978-0-19-285405-6ISBN10: 0-19-285405-4
This volume provides a much-needed brief introduction to Marxist thought. Singer focuses on Marx's early writings on alienation, his development of the materialist conception of history, the economic theory of Capital, and his concept of Communism. Concluding with an assessment of Marx's relevance today and of the flaws in Marxist theory, this volume assumes no previous knowledge of Marx, economics, or philosophy.
Table of Contents
1. A life and it impact; 2. The young Hegelian; 3. From God to money; 4. Enter the proletariat; t. The first Marxism; 6. Alienation as a theory of history; 7. The goal of history; 8 Economics; 9. Communism; 10. An assessment; Note on sources; Further Reading; Index.