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After Marx - Terence Ball

Paperback Published: 12th November 1984
ISBN: 9780521276610
Number Of Pages: 300

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These twelve original essays are 'after' Marx in several senses. The first and most obvious is the purely chronological sense: They are written one hundred years after Marx's death. The authors are therefore able to see more clearly what Marx did not or could not see and to see more clearly that which he foresaw only dimly. The second sense in which they are after Marx is political: In this century virtually all revolutionaries call themselves Marxists and purport to apply Marx's precepts to political practice. Armed with their different interpretations of a nineteenth-century theory, they have altered - and continue to reshape - the political contours of the twentieth century. Marx raised more questions than he, or anyone else, could ever reasonably hope to answer. To raise anew some of these questions and to approach them in the critical spirit of Marx's own thinking, are the common themes running through and uniting these essays.

Editor's introduction
History and Revolution
Marxism, revolution and rationality
Historical materialism and economic backwardness
Producing change: work, technology and power in Marx's theory of history
Marxism's central puzzle
Marxian functionalism
Morals and Politics
Alien politics: a Marxian perspective on citizenship and democracy
Democracy: utopian and scientific
Marx's moral realism: eudaimonism and moral progress
Exploitation, class and property relations
Methodology and Criticism
Marx and positivism
Marxian science and positivist politics
Marxism as method
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ISBN: 9780521276610
ISBN-10: 0521276616
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 12th November 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.44