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Karl Marx, 2nd Edition (Arguments of the Philosophers)

Karl Marx, 2nd Edition (Arguments of the Philosophers)
Author: Allen Wood
ISBN 13: 9780415316989
ISBN 10: 415316987
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2004-04-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 344
List Price: $43.95

This is one of the most respected books on Marx's philosophical thought. Wood explains Marx's views from a philosophical standpoint and defends Marx against common misunderstandings and criticisms of his views. All the major philosophical topics in Marx's work are considered: the central concept of alienation; historical materialism and Marx's account of social classes; the nature and social function of morality; philosophical materialism and Marx's atheism; and Marx's use of the Hegelian dialectical method and the Marxian theory of value.
The second edition has been revised to include a new chapter on capitalist exploitation and new suggestions for further reading. Wood has also added a substantial new preface which looks at Marx's thought in light of the fall of the Soviet Union and our continued ambivalence towards capitalism, exploring Marx's continuing relevance in the twenty-first century.