Early Writings - Karl Marx (Paperback)

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Reveals the author's mind which was on the brink of one of the most revolutionary ideas in human history - the theory of Communism.

Product Details

Barcode
9780140445749
Department
Books
Released
1 Jul 1992
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Karl Marx
Lucio Colletti (Introduction by)
Rodney Livingstone (Translator)
Gregor Benton (Translator)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Edition
Reprint
Series
Penguin Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
464
Dimensions
203 x 127 x 25mm (181g)

Summary

Written in 1833-4, when Marx was barely twenty-five, this astonishingly rich body of works formed the cornerstone for his later political philosophy. In the Critique of Hegel's Doctrine of the State, he dissects Hegel's thought and develops his own views on civil society, while his Letters reveal a furious intellect struggling to develop the egalitarian theory of state. Equally challenging are his controversial essay On the Jewish Question and the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, where Marx first made clear his views on alienation, the state, democracy and human nature. Brilliantly insightful, Marx's Early Writings reveal a mind on the brink of one of the most revolutionary ideas in human history - the theory of Communism. This translation fully conveys the vigour of the original works. The introduction, by Lucio Colletti, considers the beliefs of the young Marx and explores these writings in the light of the later development of Marxism.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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General Subject
Politics/Intl Relations
BISAC Subject 1
Political Science / Essays
BISAC Subject 2
Biography & Autobiography / Philosophers
BIC Classification 1
Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies
BIC Classification 2
Literary essays
BIC Classification 3
Marxism & Communism
BIC Classification 4
Political science & theory
Library Subject 1
Communism.
Library Subject 2
Economics
Library Subject 3
Philosophy
Academic Subject 1
Marxist Philosophy
Dewey Classification
335.42

Author Bio

Karl Marx (1818-1883). The core of Marx's economic analysis found early expression in the OEkonomisch-philosophische Manuskripte aus dem Jahre 1844 (Economic and Political Manuscripts of 1844). There, Marx argued that the conditions of modern industrial societies invariably result in the estrangement (or alienation) of workers from their own labor. In his review of a Bruno Baier book, On the Jewish Question (1844), Marx decried the lingering influence of religion over politics and proposed a revolutionary re-structuring of European society. Much later, Marx undertook a systematic explanation of his economic theories in Das Kapital (Capital) (1867-95) and Theorien uber den Mehrwert (Theory of Surplus Value) (1862).