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Marx : a very short introduction

Author: Peter Singer
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Very short introductions, 28.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Second edition, Fully updated new editionView all editions and formats
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Karl Marx's theories have shaped and directed political economic, and social thought for 150 years. Here the renowned philosopher Peter Singer describes Marx's life and early ideas before clearly and concisely identifying the central vision that unifies Marx's thought and enables us to grasp it as a whole. In this new edition. Singer explores whether Marx and his ideas remain relevant to politics and society today.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Karl Marx; Karl Marx
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Singer
ISBN: 9780198821076 0198821077
OCLC Number: 1005103083
Notes: "First published 1980 as an Oxford University Press paperback ; reissued 1996 ; first published as a Very Short Introduction 2000"--Title page verso.
Series numbering on spine.
Description: xxii, 130 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm
Contents: A life and its legacy --
The young Hegelian --
From God to money --
Enter the proletariat --
The first Marxism --
The development of the materialist theory of history --
The goal of history --
Economics --
Communism and revolution --
Was Marx right? --
Is Marx still relevant?
Series Title: Very short introductions, 28.
Responsibility: Peter Singer.

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Marx is one of the most influential philosophers of all time, whose theories about society, economics, and politics have shaped and directed political and social thought for 150 years. In this new  Read more...
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An admirably balanced portrait of the man and his achievement. * The Observer *

 
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