The German Ideology

Including Theses on Feuerbach and Introduction to The Critique of Political Economy
Author: Karl Marx
Publisher: Pyr Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 574
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Nearly two years before his powerful Communist Manifesto, Marx (1818-1883) co-wrote The German Ideology in 1845 with friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels expounding a new political worldview, including positions on materialism, labor, production, alienation, the expansion of capitalism, class conflict, revolution, and eventually communism. They chart the course of "true" socialism based on Hegel's dialectic, while criticizing the ideas of Bruno Bauer, Max Stirner and Ludwig Feuerbach. Marx expanded his criticism of the latter in his now famous Theses on Feuerbach, found after Marx's death and published by Engels in 1888. Introduction to the Critique of Political Economy, also found among the posthumous papers of Marx, is a fragment of an introduction to his main works. Combining these three works, this volume is essential for an understanding of Marxism.

The German Ideology


Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS CO
ISBN: 9780717803026
Category: Political Science
Page: 158
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With selections from Parts Two and Three, together with Marx's "Introduction to a Critique of Political Economy".

Karl Marx

A Reader
Author: Karl Marx,Jon Elster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521338325
Category: History
Page: 345
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A selection of Karl Marx's most important writings are contained in this volume. It was designed as a companion to Elster's "An introduction to Karl Marx" but may be used alone.

Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

Revolutionary Responses to the Existing Order
Author: Alan D. Schrift,Daniel Conway
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317546954
Category: Philosophy
Page: 334
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The second half of the 19th Century saw a revolution in both European politics and philosophy. Philosophical fervour reflected political fervour. Five great critics dominated the European intellectual scene: Ludwig Feuerbach, Karl Marx, Soren Kierkegaard, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Friedrich Nietzsche. "Nineteenth-Century Philosophy" assesses the response of each of these leading figures to Hegelian philosophy - the dominant paradigm of the time - to the shifting political landscape of Europe and the United States, and also to the emerging critique of modernity itself. Both individually and collectively, these thinkers succeeded in revolutionizing theology, philosophy, psychology, and politics. The period also saw the emergence of new schools of thought and new disciplinary thinking. The volume covers the birth of sociology and the social sciences, the development of French spiritualism, the beginning of American pragmatism, the rise of science and mathematics, and the maturation of hermeneutics and phenomenology.

The Other Journal: Marxism

Marxism
Author: The Other Journal
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625642547
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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"The literary critic and Marxist philosopher Fredric Jameson has said, ""It is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism."" The military, social, and political effects of capitalism are felt everywhere across the planet, and even as we acknowledge the negative effects--the imbalances of power, the imperialist exploitations, the social alienation--we are captivated by its message of self-sufficiency and success. In this issue, The Other Journal examines the potentially surprising intersections of Marxism with Christianity, the ways in which this nexus of thinking and faith may help us contend with and recognize the powers of the market. The issue features essays and reviews by Daniel Colucciello Barber, Luke Bretherton, Kevein Hargaden, Paul Dafydd Jones, D. L. Mayfield, W. Travis McMaken, Christina McRorie, Thomas J. Millay, Silas Morgan, and David Schmidt; an interview by Timothy McGee with Joerg Rieger; fiction by Alex McCauley; creative nonfiction by Jonathan Hiskes; poetry by Brett Foster, Elizabeth Myhr, and Hannah Faith Notess; and art by Steve Bakker and Benjamin Violet. "

The Philosophy of Marx


Author: Etienne Balibar
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859849514
Category: Philosophy
Page: 139
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Providing a lucid and accessible introduction to Marx, complete with pedagogical boxes, a chronology and guides to further reading, Etienne Balibar makes the most difficult areas of his philosophy easy to understand. One of the most influential French philosophers to have emerged from the 1960s, Balibar brings a lifetime of study and expertise to create a brilliantly concise portrait of Marx that will initiate the student and intrigue the scholar. He examines all the key areas of Marx's writings, including his early works, The Communist Manifesto, The German Ideology and Capital, explaining their wider historical and theoretical context. Making clear such concepts as class struggle, ideology, humanism, progress, determinism, commodity fetishism and the state, Balibar includes brief yet incisive biographical studies of key Marxists such as Althusser, Gramsci, Engels and Lenin. The Philosophy of Marx will become the standard guide to Marx's thought.

Marx’s Attempt to Leave Philosophy


Author: Daniel BRUDNEY
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674551336
Category: Philosophy
Page: 425
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Daniel Brudney traces the development of post-Hegelian thought from Ludwig Feuerbach through Bruno Bauer to Karl Marx's work of 1844 and his "Theses on Feuerbach," and concludes with an examination of "The German Ideology." Brudney shows how Marx, following Feuerbach, attempted to reveal humanity's nature and what would count as the good life, while eschewing and indeed polemicizing against "philosophy"--against any concern with metaphysics and epistemology.

On the Commodity Trail

The Journey of a Bargain Store Product from East to West
Author: Alison Hulme
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472572882
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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Following the journey of eight bargain store objects, Alison Hulme reveals the complex story behind society's simplest and cheapest commodities. Inspired by Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project, On the Commodity Trail explores the colourful and fascinating histories of everyday objects. Along the way, we observe raw materials on municipal rubbish dumps in China, newly re-made products in the world's largest wholesale market, and take a journey across the seas, to bargain stores in Europe and North America, arriving finally in the homes of consumers. Weaving together narratives from the people we meet at different parts of the commodity chain Â? waste peddlers, wholesalers, store owners, and shoppers Â? the book examines the places and people at the heart of these localized yet immense global networks. Unlike other investigations of commodity chains, this study does not chart a straightforward trajectory from production to consumption. Instead, it demonstrates that the low-end commodity chain is one of constant rupture in which products are made and re-made, blurring the dividing line between producing and consuming. An ethnography of material culture as well as an examination of commodity culture at a time of economic downturn, this deeply-engrossing book makes a unique contribution to our understanding of commodity chains and consumer culture.

For Marx


Author: Louis Althusser
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781844670529
Category: Philosophy
Page: 271
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This is the work in which Louis Althusser formulated some of his most influential ideas. For Marx, first published in France in 1968, has come to be regarded as the founding text of the school of “structuralist Marxism” which was presided over by the fascinating and enigmatic figure of Louis Althusser. Structuralism constituted an intellectual revolution in the 1960s and 1970s and radically transformed the way philosophy, political and social theory, history, science, and aesthetics were discussed and thought about. For Marx was a key contribution to that process and it fundamentally recast the way in which many people understood Marx and Marxism. This book contains the classic statements of Althusser's analysis of the young Marx and the importance of Feuerbach during this formative period, of his thesis of the “epistomological break” between the early and the late Marx, and of his conception of dialectics, contradiction and “overdetermination.” Also included is a study of the materialist theater of Bertolazzi and Brecht and the critique of humanist readings of Marxism. Since his death in 1990, Althusser's legacy has come under renewed examination and it is increasingly recognized that the influence of his ideas has been wider and deeper than previously thought: reading For Marx, in its audacity, originality and rigor, will explain why this impact was so significant.

On Religion


Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122832
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
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In these letters and essays, the founders of Marxism discuss the origins and essence of religion and offer a thought-provoking introduction to the theoretical basis of proletarian atheism.

Marx: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Peter Singer
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192854054
Category: Philosophy
Page: 108
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Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. He explains alienation, historical materialism, the economic theory of Capital, and Marx's idea of communism, in plain English, and concludes with an assessment of Marx's legacy.

Transnational Corporations from the Standpoint of Workers


Author: N. Räthzel,D. Mulinari,A. Tollefsen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137323051
Category: Social Science
Page: 311
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This book explores the history and global expansion of AB Volvo, one of the hundred largest corporations in the world, through the experiences of its workers in Sweden, Mexico, South Africa, and India. It investigates how neo-liberalisation has transformed the company into a promoter of lean production, at the expense of the workers' needs.

Karl Marx

Die Biographie
Author: Gareth Stedman Jones
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104905584
Category: Fiction
Page: 896
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»Eine profunde Neubewertung von Marx und eine fesselnde Lektüre«, so urteilt Bestseller-Autor Christopher Clark über Gareth Stedman Jones‘ hochgelobte Studie »Karl Marx: Die Biographie«. Denn Karl Marx war kein Marxist – zum Marxisten haben ihn andere gemacht. Indem Gareth Stedman Jones Leben und Werk von Marx konsequent aus ihrem Kontext im 19. Jahrhundert beschreibt, gelingt ihm eine faszinierende neue Deutung dieses epochemachenden Denkers. Endlich verstehen wir Marx‘ Entwicklung aus seiner Zeit heraus und wie er die Gedanken von Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, Ricardo und anderen zu neuen Ideen schmiedete. Und wir verstehen Marx‘ grundlegende Begriffe wie z.B. »Mehrwert«, »Kapital« »Entfremdung«, »Ausbeutung«, »Proletarier«, »Revolution« usw. In einer Epoche des industriellen und politischen Umbruchs erscheint Marx als Zeitgenosse, der versucht, Antworten auf die neuen Herausforderungen zu finden. Antworten, von denen er nicht ahnen konnte, wie sehr sie die Welt verändern würden. »Eine profunde Neubewertung von Marx und eine fesselnde Lektüre.« Christopher Clark

Karl Marx in Paris

Die Entdeckung des Kommunismus
Author: Jan Gerber
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 349299055X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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Seitdem sich die Elendszonen des Weltmarkts erneut ausweiten und die westlichen Metropolen erreichen, wird auch dort wieder verstärkt von Arbeit und Kapital, der Klasse und ihrem Kampf gesprochen: Im 200. Jahr nach seiner Geburt hat Marx erneut Konjunktur. Jan Gerber legt eine Auseinandersetzung mit dem Leben und dem Werk von Karl Marx vor, die neuste Forschungen berücksichtigt. Einen besonderen Schwerpunkt bildet der erste Paris-Aufenthalt von 1843 bis 1845. Denn in dieser Zeit entwickelte Marx die zentralen Begriffe seines Denkens: Er traf als Radikaldemokrat in Paris ein und verließ die Stadt als überzeugter Klassenkämpfer und Kommunist.

Dialectical economics

an introduction to Marxist political economy
Author: Lyndon H. LaRouche
Publisher: Heath
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 490
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Marxism, Religion and Ideology

Themes from David McLellan
Author: David Bates,Iain MacKenzie,Sean Sayers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317531485
Category: Political Science
Page: 174
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As austerity measures are put into place the world over and global restructuring is acknowledged by all as an attempt to bolster the economic system that lead to the crash, there is a great need to come to grips with the economic, political and philosophical legacy of Marx. Of particular interest are Marx’s analyses of alienation and the cycles of boom and bust thought to be integral to the functioning of capitalism. Moreover, as the Cold War drifts into the history books, it is possible to reconsider the lasting impact of Marx’s analyses without the shadows cast by the Soviet version of communism. Equally, though, scholars are increasingly turning to Marx for insight into the rise of religion and the corresponding demise of political ideologies that seems to mark the contemporary age. Are we witnessing ‘the return of Marx’? Few scholars have done as much to tease out the intricacies of Marx, ideology and religion and their overlapping concerns as the eminent writer and Marx biographer, Professor David McLellan. This book brings together a group of internationally renowned academics to reflect upon, develop and criticise McLellan’s analyses of these three themes with a view to contributing more broadly to scholarly debates in these fields. This exciting and timely analysis will be of interest to scholars of political theory, the history of political thought (including historical methodology), Marx and Marxism, sociology of knowledge (particularly in relation to discussions of ideology), religion and theology more widely.