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From Hegel to Marx : Studies in the Intellectual Development of Karl Marx - Sidney Hook

From Hegel to Marx

Studies in the Intellectual Development of Karl Marx

Paperback Published: 30th June 1994
ISBN: 9780231096652
Number Of Pages: 335
For Ages: 22+ years old

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In this classic work, originally published in 1932, Hook set out to demonstrate to the radical and conservative philosophers and activists of the 1920s and 1930s that Marx was a systematic thinker who developed a sound set of philosophical principles. His major argument is that Marx was undogmatic in his approach to philosophy and a critical thinker who assimilated and synthesized a variety of ideas. Hook explains how Marx engaged both Hegel and the young Hegelians in order to develop the notion of the dialectic with Marx's take on historical materialism. The individual chapters engage the reader through the debates and discussions between Marx and young Hegelians such as Moses Hess, who influenced Marx in the study of social and economic problems; Feuerbach, who influenced Marx's view of religion; Bruno Bauer (antiliberalism); Arnold Ruge (philosophy as politics); and Max Stirner (ideals as illusions).

The most valuable exposition of Marx and Engels which has yet to be written in English. The New Republic

Foreword to the Morningside Edition
Introduction to the Paperback Edition
Introductionp. 11
Hegel and Marxp. 15
Hegel and Marx in Oppositionp. 17
The Religious Motif in Hegel and the Activistic Atheism of Marxp. 17
Political Accommodation in Hegel and Social Revolution in Marxp. 19
Philosophy as Retrospective Evaluation: Philosophy as Contemporary Social Activityp. 22
Systematic Philosophical Idealism versus Scientific Materialismp. 28
History as the Autobiography of God: History as the Pursuit of Human Endsp. 36
Hegel and Marx in Continuityp. 41
Opposition to Social Atomismp. 41
Rejection of Abstract Ethical Idealismp. 47
The Centrality of the Process in Hegel and Marxp. 54
End in Hegel and Ends in Marxp. 56
The Dialectical Method in Hegel and Marxp. 60
Defects of the Dialectical Method in Hegelp. 61
Dialectic of the Logic of Totality in Marxp. 62
The Dialectic as the Principle of Activityp. 64
Dialectic as the "Algebra of Revolution"p. 74
Dialectic and Naturep. 75
The Young-Hegelians and Karl Marxp. 77
The Pantheistic Humanism of Straussp. 78
The "Mythical" Interpretation of Religionp. 82
The Social Absolute and Man-God in Straussp. 84
Strauss' Philosophy of Historyp. 87
Strauss and Marxp. 88
The Revolutionary Theology of Bruno Bauerp. 89
Bauer's Radical Atheismp. 93
The Terrorism of Reasonp. 95
Bruno Bauer and Karl Marxp. 98
The Revolutionary Politics of Bruno Bauerp. 98
Bauer's Anti-Liberalismp. 98
Bauer and the Jewish Questionp. 100
Bauer and the Social Problemp. 103
The Critical Spirit versus the Massesp. 106
Sentimental Philanthropy as Social Reformp. 107
Bauer's Historical Fatalismp. 108
Marx's Criticism of Bauerp. 112
Bauer's Defective Social Psychologyp. 113
Bauer's Creative Idealismp. 114
Solipsism and the Social Problemp. 117
Historical Dynamics and the Massesp. 119
Ideas and Interestsp. 121
The Beginnings of Historical Materialismp. 123
Arnold Ruge and Karl Marxp. 126
The Philosophy of Arnold Rugep. 127
Philosophy as Politicsp. 129
Literary Romanticism as Political Reactionp. 132
The Anti-Historicism of the Historical Schoolp. 135
Poetry as Politicsp. 144
Above-the-Battle Neutralitiesp. 147
"Partei! Partei! Wer sollte sie nicht nehmen!"p. 149
From Political Liberalism to Social Democracyp. 152
Is Atheism a Religion?p. 153
Tired Liberalism and Social Pessimismp. 155
The Class State versus the Social Statep. 158
The Social Basis of the Class Statep. 160
Socialism and Politicsp. 162
Max Stirner and Karl Marxp. 165
The Philosophy of Max Stirnerp. 165
Ideals as Illusionsp. 166
Social, All-too-Socialp. 168
Immoralismp. 169
The Cult of the Egop. 171
Marx's Criticism of Stirnerp. 173
The Positive Aspects of Stirner's Workp. 174
The Ego as an Abstractionp. 176
Stirner's Subjectivismp. 177
Stirner's Social Nominalismp. 178
Egoistic Anarchism as Self-Defeatingp. 180
The Petty-Bourgeois Roots of Anarchismp. 183
Moses Hess and Karl Marxp. 186
The Philosophy of Moses Hessp. 188
The Social Status of the German Intellectualp. 189
Communism as Humanismp. 193
Communism as the Ethics of Lovep. 196
"True Socialism" as Reactionary Socialismp. 200
Communism and Nationalismp. 202
Transition to Realismp. 203
Marx's Criticism of "True Socialism"p. 205
Intransigent Theory and Reactionary Practicep. 206
Socialism by Education or Socialism by Strugglep. 208
Nature, All-too-Peaceful Naturep. 213
Was Marx a "True Socialist"?p. 217
Ludwig Feuerbach and Karl Marxp. 220
Feuerbach's Methodp. 223
Feuerbach's Psychology of Religionp. 243
Feuerbach's Philosophy of Religionp. 251
Feuerbach's Philosophy of Anthropomorphismp. 254
Man as the Measure of All thingsp. 256
Metaphysics as Esoteric Psychologyp. 259
The Social Nature of Truthp. 260
Realism and Conventionalismp. 264
Feuerbach's "Degenerate" Sensationalismp. 267
Karl Marx and Feuerbachp. 272
Thesis I. Ideasp. 273
Thesis II. Truthp. 281
Thesis III. Actionp. 286
Thesis IV. Religionp. 291
Thesis V. Perceptionp. 293
Thesis VI and VII. Religion and Societyp. 296
Thesis VIII. Intelligibilityp. 298
Thesis IX and X. The Old and New Materialismsp. 299
Thesis XI. Philosophyp. 303
Appendix I. Marx on Kant and Political Liberalismp. 308
Appendix II. Marx on Hegel's "Concrete Universal"p. 312
Appendix III. Marx and Bentham and Utilitarianismp. 315
Indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9780231096652
ISBN-10: 0231096658
Series: Morningside Book
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 335
Published: 30th June 1994
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.68 x 15.14  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.47