Historical Materialism

A System of Sociology

Author: Nikolai Bukharin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136654364

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

View: 7819

First published in English in 1926, this work by Nikolai Bukharin, a highly influential Marxist and Soviet Politician who would later become one of the most famous victims of Stalin’s show trials, expands upon Karl Marx’s theory of historical materialism. Offering a Marxist interpretation of sociology, this reissue is important not only from a sociological and economic perspective, but is also extremely valuable as a socio-historical document of contemporary thought in the Soviet Union in the years following the Bolshevik revolution.

Dialectical Materialism

Author: Viktor Grigorʹevich Afanasʹev

Publisher: International Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

View: 3928

An introduction to the basic ideas of philosophy as a science, materialism, the categories and laws of motion of nature, society and human thought, dialectics, the theory of knowledge.

Dialectical Materialism

Author: Henri Lefebvre

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816656185

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

View: 1718

"Originally published in French as Le materialisme dialectique."

Theory and History

Essays on Modes of Production and Exploitation

Author: Jairus Banaji

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900418368X

Category: Political Science

Page: 406

View: 3236

The twelve essays in this book demonstrate the importance of bringing history back into historical materialism. They combine the discussion of Marx's categories with historical work on a wide range of themes and periods (the early middle ages, 'Asiatic' regimes, agrarian capitalism, etc.).

Art and Value

Art’s Economic Exceptionalism in Classical, Neoclassical and Marxist Economics

Author: Dave Beech

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004288155

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

View: 6467

Art and Value is the first comprehensive analysis of art's economics. Key debates in classical, neoclassical and Marxist theories of art are subjected to an exacting critique. The book concludes with a new Marxist theory of art's economic exceptionalism.

The Nation-State and Violence

Volume 2 of A Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520060395

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 4813

The social sciences have long been based upon contrasts drawn between the 'militaristic' societies of the past, and the 'capitalist' or 'industrial' societies of the present. But how valid are such contrasts, given that the current era is one stamped by the impact of war and by the intensive development of sophisticated weaponry? In setting out to address this and similar questions, this book investigates issues that have been substantially neglected by those working in sociology and social theory. Anthony Giddens offers a sociological analysis of the nature of the modern nation-state and its association with the means of waging war. His analysis is connected in a detailed way to problems that have traditionally preoccupied sociologists - the impact of capitalism and industrialism upon social development in the modern period. The result is a theory both of the institutional parameters of modernity and of the nature of international relations. The book is a sequel to the author's much discussed Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism. The framework of social theory outlined in that work is here elucidated in a systematic and thorough-going fashion. The novel and provocative ideas which the author develops will interest those working in a wide variety of disciplines: sociology, politics, geography and international affairs.

MarxÕs Ecology

Materialism and Nature

Author: John Bellamy Foster

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583670114

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 5313

Progress requires the conquest of nature. Or does it? This startling new account overturns conventional interpretations of Marx and in the process outlines a more rational approach to the current environmental crisis. Marx, it is often assumed, cared only about industrial growth and the development of economic forces. John Bellamy Foster examines Marx's neglected writings on capitalist agriculture and soil ecology, philosophical naturalism, and evolutionary theory. He shows that Marx, known as a powerful critic of capitalist society, was also deeply concerned with the changing human relationship to nature. Marx's Ecology covers many other thinkers, including Epicurus, Charles Darwin, Thomas Malthus, Ludwig Feuerbach, P. J. Proudhon, and William Paley. By reconstructing a materialist conception of nature and society, Marx's Ecology challenges the spiritualism prevalent in the modern Green movement, pointing toward a method that offers more lasting and sustainable solutions to the ecological crisis.

Monsters of the Market

Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism

Author: David McNally

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004201572

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 4035

"Monsters of the Market" investigates modern capitalism through the prism of the body panics it arouses. Examining "Frankenstein," Marx s "Capital" and zombie fables from sub-Saharan Africa, it offers a novel account of the cultural and corporeal economy of global capitalism.

Historical Materialism and the Economics of Karl Marx

Author: Benedetto Croce

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465614389

Category:

Page: N.A

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Historical materialism is what is called a fashionable subject. The theory came into being fifty years ago, and for a time remained obscure and limited; but during the last six or seven years it has rapidly attained great fame and an extensive literature, which is daily increasing, has grown up around it. It is not my intention to write once again the account, already given many times, of the origin of this doctrine; nor to restate and criticise the now well-known passages in which Marx and Engels asserted the theory, nor the different views of its opponents, its supporters, its exponents, and its correctors and corruptors. My object is merely to submit to my colleagues some few remarks concerning the doctrine, taking it in the form in which it appears in a recent book by Professor Antonio Labriola, of the University of Rome. For many reasons, it does not come within my province to praise Labriola's book. But I cannot help saying as a needful explanation, that it appears to me to be the fullest and most adequate treatment of the question. The book is free from pedantry and learned tattle, whilst it shows in every line signs of the author's complete knowledge of all that has been written on the subject: a book, in short, which saves the annoyance of controversy with erroneous and exaggerated opinions, which in it appear as superseded. It has a grand opportunity in Italy, where the materialistic theory of history is known almost solely in the spurious form bestowed on it by an ingenious professor of economics, who even pretends to be its inventor.

Absolute Recoil

Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism

Author: Slavoj Žižek

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1781686823

Category: Philosophy

Page: 436

View: 2379

"In this major new work the leading philosopher Slavoj éZiézek argues that philosophical materialism has failed to meet the key scientific, theoretical and political challenges of the modern world, from relativity theory and quantum physics to Freudian psychoanalysis and the failure of twentieth-century Communism. To bring materialism up to date, éZiézek proposes a new foundation for dialectical materialism. He argues that dialectical materialism is the only true philosophical inheritor of what Hegel designates as the speculative approach of thought - all other forms of materialism fail. In Absolute Recoil, éZiézek offers a startling reformulation of the ground and possibilities of contemporary philosophy"--

Gramsci and the History of Dialectical Thought

Author: Maurice A. Finocchiaro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521892698

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

View: 4298

A critical reappraisal of Gramsci as a thinker and of the dialectical approach as a mode of inquiry.

Onward English: 2-Teacher Cassette (Two)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125006978

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1810

The Audiocassettes Which Are Linked To The Readers, Present Voice And Sound Recordings Of The Texts, And Exercises In Pronunciation, Stress, Intonation And Guided Dialogue.

Karl Marx's Theory of History

A Defence

Author: Gerald Allan Cohen

Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0199242062

Category: Historical materialism

Page: 442

View: 1040

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.

Marxism: For and Against

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393951669

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 3416

Heilbroner sets forth the central elements of Marxist thought, arguing that Marxism not only offers profound insights but also contains limitations that must be recognized by those who have adopted its point of view