The German Ideology

Including Theses on Feuerbach and Introduction to The Critique of Political Economy

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: Pyr Books


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


ISBN: 9780717803026

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

View: 3613

With selections from Parts Two and Three, together with Marx's "Introduction to a Critique of Political Economy".

The German ideology

with selections from parts two and three, together with Marx's "Introduction to a critique of political economy"

Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels,Christopher John Arthur

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 158

View: 7823

The German ideology

with selections from parts two and three, together with Marx's "Introduction to a critique of political economy"

Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels,Christopher John Arthur

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 158

View: 4540

Karl Marx

A Reader

Author: Karl Marx,Jon Elster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521338325

Category: History

Page: 345

View: 7747

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.

Dialectics of Human Nature in Marx's Philosophy

Author: M. Tabak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137043148

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

View: 6672

A scholarly exploration of Marx's thought without any favorable or critical ideological agendas, this book opposes the compartmentalization of Marx's thought into various competing doctrines, such as historical materialism, dialectical materialism, and different forms of economic determinism.

From Corporate to Social Media

Critical Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility in Media and Communication Industries

Author: Marisol Sandoval

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317936043

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 5907

The corporate and the social are crucial themes of our times. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, both individual lives and society were shaped by capitalist crisis and the rise of social media. But what marks the distinctively social character of "social media"? And how does it relate to the wider social and economic context of contemporary capitalism? The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is based on the idea that a socially responsible capitalism is possible; this suggests that capitalist media corporations can not only enable social interaction and cooperation but also be socially responsible. This book provides a critical and provocative perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in media and communication industries. It examines both the academic discourse on CSR and actual corporate practices in the media sector, offering a double critique that reveals contradictions between corporate interests and social responsibilities. Marisol Sandoval’s political economic analysis of Apple, AT&T, Google, HP, Microsoft, News Corp, The Walt Disney Company and Vivendi shows that media and communication in the twenty-first century are confronted with fundamental social responsibility challenges. From software patents and intellectual property rights to privacy on the Internet, from working conditions in electronics manufacturing to hidden flows of eWaste – this book encourages the reader to explore the multifaceted social (ir)responsibilities that shape commercial media landscapes today. It makes a compelling argument for thinking beyond the corporate in order to envision and bring about truly social media. It will interest students and scholars of media studies, cultural industry studies, sociology, information society studies, organization studies, political economy, business and management.

Karl Marx: Biografie

Author: Franz Mehring

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027207819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 630

View: 999

Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Franz Mehring (1846-1919) war ein deutscher Publizist und Politiker. Er war einer der bedeutendsten marxistischen Historiker seiner Zeit und verfasste eine der bekanntesten frühen Biographien zu Karl Marx. Aus dem Buch: "Wie Marx an Heine schrieb, mußte er gleich nach seiner Ankunft in Brüssel auf der Administration de la sûreté publique die Verpflichtung unterzeichnen, nichts über Tagespolitik in Belgien drucken zu lassen. Das konnte er mit ruhigem Gewissen tun, denn er hatte dazu weder die Absicht noch die Möglichkeit. Da jedoch die preußische Regierung fortfuhr, das belgische Ministerium wegen seiner Ausweisung zu behelligen, so nahm Marx noch in demselben Jahre, am 1. Dezember 1845, seine Entlassung aus dem preußischen Staatsverbande. Jedoch hat er weder damals noch später das Bürgerrecht eines fremden Staates angenommen, das ihm im Frühjahr 1848 von der provisorischen Regierung der französischen Republik sogar in ehrenvoller Weise angeboten wurde. Wie Heine, hat sich Marx dazu nicht entschließen können, obgleich Freiligrath, der als kerndeutscher Mann so oft als prunkendes Gegenstück zu den beiden "vaterlandslosen Gesellen" ausgespielt worden ist, durchaus keinen Anstand nahm, sich im Exil als Engländer naturalisieren zu lassen."

An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx's Capital

Author: Michael Heinrich

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583672915

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 7475

The global economic crisis and recession that began in 2008 had at least one unexpected outcome: a surge in sales of Karl Marx's Capital. Although mainstream economists and commentators once dismissed Marx's work as outmoded and flawed, some are begrudgingly acknowledging an analysis that sees capitalism as inherently unstable. And of course, there are those, like Michael Heinrich, who have seen the value of Marx all along, and are in a unique position to explain the intricacies of Marx's thought. Heinrich's modern interpretation of Capital is now available to English-speaking readers for the first time. It has gone through nine editions in Germany, is the standard work for Marxist study groups, and is used widely in German universities. The author systematically covers all three volumes of Capital and explains all the basic aspects of Marx's critique of capitalism in a way that is clear and concise. He provides background information on the intellectual and political milieu in which Marx worked, and looks at crucial issues beyond the scope of Capital, such as class struggle, the relationship between capital and the state, accusations of historical determinism, and Marx's understanding of communism. Uniquely, Heinrich emphasizes the monetary character of Marx's work, in addition to the traditional emphasis on the labor theory of value, this highlighting the relevance of Capital to the age of financial explosions and implosions.

Comparative Economic Systems

Market and State in Economic Systems

Author: Richard L. Carson

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765639936

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 5651

This revision of the best-selling text continues to analyze and explain economic systems using standard supply, demand, and cost analysis, along with property rights. Since the first edition appeared in 1990, much of the world has been going through one of history's great economic upheavals, in which state-managed economies of the Soviet type are transforming themselves into market-based systems. Coverage in this second edition reflects these changes with an all-new chapter on transitional economies. All graphs, tables, and other statistical data have also been updated, and a new appendix to chapter one develops the notion of common property to analyze problems of resource depletion and environmental degradation. Now in a convenient new format, Comparative Economic Systems, Second Edition will be published in two volumes instead of the original three. Volume II will appear in Fall 1997 as will a combined hardcover edition of Volume I and II.

Western Political Thought

Author: Urmila Sharma,S.K. Sharma

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171567355

Category: Fascism

Page: 442

View: 7653

This Volume Ii Of Western Political Thought Discusses Various Currents Of Political Thought From Utilitarianism To Pluralism And Nazism. It Includes Political Thinkers From Bentham To Bertrand Russell, From Nineteenth Century To Present Day. While The Subject Matter Has Been Derived From Standard Original Works, It Has Been Narrated In An Analytical Style And Discussed From An Integral Standpoint. At The End Of Each Chapter Actual Examination Questions Of Various Universities Have Been Given So That The Student May Exercise For The Examination. Among Dozens Of Books By Indian And Western Authors On This Subject, The Present Book Claims To Be More To The Point, Concise And Providing Answer To Every Question Asked In Various University Examinations. Thus, The Book Has Been Prepared As An Ideal Textbook For Post-Graduate Students Of Political Science In All Indian Universities. Besides, It Will Serve As A Ready Reference Book For The Teachers.

The Philosophy of Marx

Author: Étienne Balibar

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1781681538

Category: Philosophy

Page: 139

View: 6140

"The only guide to Marx that the student and scholar will need. 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."--Publisher's description.

Civil Society, Capitalism and the State

Part 2 of the Liberal Socialism of Thomas Hill Green

Author: Colin Tyler

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845405560

Category: Philosophy

Page: 440

View: 4839

Civil Society, Capitalism and the State presents a critical reconstruction of the social and political facets of Thomas Hill Green's liberal socialism. It explores the complex relationships Green sees between human nature, personal freedom, the common good, rights and the state. It explores Green's analysis of free exchange, his critique of capitalism and his defence of trade union activity and the cooperative movement. It establishes that Green gives only grudging support to welfarism, which he saw as a conservative mechanism in effect if not conscious design. It is shown that he believes state provision of welfare to be justified only to the extent that peasants and the proletariat lack a culture and institutions which enable them to assert themselves against abusive landlords and capitalists. Ultimately, it is shown that Green's guiding ideal is the creation of a eudaimonically-enriching kingdom of ends, which favours the creation of a dynamic and free society driven by mass participation through decentralised social and political institutions. This book builds on Colin Tyler's The Metaphysics of Self-realisation and Freedom (2010), although it can also be read as a freestanding work.

Selected Writings

Author: Karl Marx,Lawrence H. Simon

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872202184

Category: Philosophy

Page: 338

View: 6629

Professor Simon's outstanding introduction-both philosophically and historically acute-presents a biographical account of Marx, outlines major themes, and places Marx's intellectual development in context. He has also provided introductions to each selection and a select bibliography of important works on Marx.

The Need For Health Care

Author: W.R. Sheaff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134854382

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 9532

The rhetoric of 'needs' has been used to legitimate all major turns in UK health policy since 1936. This study identifies the ethical, policy and technical issues arising from the concept of needs. In the first part a theory of needs is developed, which takes into account both the philosophical traditions and the practical problems arising in daily health care. In a second part, health systems throughout the world are described and compared, addressing ethical as well as economical questions. Its interdisciplinary approach will make The Need for Healthcare important reading not only for those interested in or employed in the health care sector but also for students of philosophy.

A Ruined Fortress?

Neoliberal Hegemony and Transformation in Europe

Author: Alan W. Cafruny,Magnus Ryner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585473226

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 2914

Arguing convincingly that mainstream theory lacks the tools to adequately explain European integration, this challenging book draws upon critical political economic theory to develop a more comprehensive and consistent analysis of the processes of integration. Although not claiming that states have ceded their role as "masters of the treaties," the contributors develop innovative case studies of national and transnational processes to illustrate the salience of trans-European business networks and the primacy of neoliberalism as central organizing concepts of the post-Maastricht European project.

Too Many People?

Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis

Author: Ian Angus,Simon Butler

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 160846167X

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 5269

Too Many People? provides a clear, well-documented, and popularly written refutation of the idea that "overpopulation" is a major cause of environmental destruction, arguing that a focus on human numbers not only misunderstands the causes of the crisis, it dangerously weakens the movement for real solutions. No other book challenges modern overpopulation theory so clearly and comprehensively, providing invaluable insights for the layperson and environmental scholars alike. Ian Angus is editor of the ecosocialist journal Climate and Capitalism, and Simon Butler is co-editor of Green Left Weekly.

Sociology and Visual Representation

Author: Elizabeth Chaplin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134906048

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 8156

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Materialist Ethics and Life-Value

Author: Jeff Noonan

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773588108

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 3347

Current patterns of global economic activity are not only unsustainable, but unethical - this claim is central to Materialist Ethics and Life-Value. Grounding the definition of ethical value in the natural and social requirements of life-support and life-development shared by all human beings, Jeff Noonan provides a new way of understanding the universal conception of "the good life." Noonan argues that the true crisis affecting the world today is not sluggish rates of economic growth but the model of measuring economic and social health in terms of money-value. In response, he develops an alternative understanding of good societies where the breadth and depth of life-activity and enjoyment are dependent on dominant institutions. The more social institutions satisfy the necessary requirements of human life, the more they empower each person to develop and enjoy the capacities that make human life valuable and meaningful. A well-reasoned synthesis of traditional philosophical concerns and contemporary critiques of global capitalism, this book is a forward-looking treatise that defends political struggle and reconsiders what is most important for a happy life.