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Marx's Theory of Alienation : ELEANOR BRASCH - Istvan Meszaros

Marx's Theory of Alienation


Paperback Published: 24th February 2014
ISBN: 9780850365542
Number Of Pages: 360

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Written in 1970 by a prominent Marxist philosopher and student of Georg LukĀ cs, this book argues that alienation is the central idea in all of Karl Marx's work. To distinguish Marx's original concept from its use by other writers over the years, the topic is approached in three different ways. First, the origin of the idea of alienation is discussed along with an analysis of the way Marx structured it into a theory. Then alienation is explored beyond its political aspect, as it has been used in economics, ontology, moral philosophy, and aesthetics. The contemporary usefulness of the term is covered in the last section of the book, which concludes that current debates about the individual in society and the role of education can be fruitfully discussed in terms of alienation.

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Origins of the concept of alienationp. 27
Genesis of Marx's theory of alienationp. 66
Conceptual structure of Marx's theory of alienationp. 93
Economic aspectsp. 123
Political aspectsp. 151
Ontological and moral aspectsp. 162
Aesthetic aspectsp. 190
The controversy about Marxp. 217
Individual and societyp. 254
Alienation and the crisis of educationp. 289
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ISBN: 9780850365542
ISBN-10: 0850365546
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 24th February 2014
Publisher: The Merlin Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised

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