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Marx: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Singer

Marx: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Singer

Marx: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

by Peter Singer

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Language:                      English

ISBN 10:                       0-19-285405-4 / 0192854054

            ISBN 13:                     978-0-19-285405-6 / 978-0192854056

Author:              Peter Singer

Publisher:                      Oxford University Press

            Subject:                       Communism & Socialism; Marx, Karl, History &                                          Surveys - 19th Century, History & Theory - General;                                                 Philosophy / Political

Place of publication:     USA

Year Published:             2001

Binding:                         Paperback

Pages:                160

Dimensions:      16 x 11 x 1 cm / 6.4 x 4.2 x 0.4 inches

Shipping Weight:           120 gram / 4 ounces

Price:                 60 SEK



Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. He sees him as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a social scientist. In plain English, he explains alienation, historical materialism, the economic theory of Capital, and Marx's ideas of communism, and concludes with an assessment of Marx's legacy.


"I always recommend that undergraduates should read Singer's book to get an overview. I find it a very useful introduction: succinct and sophisticated."--Professor Diana Coole, University of California, Irvine

"[An] excellent brief presentation of Marx and his teachings, written with clarity and conciseness; up-to-date in its sources, dispassionate in its approach to [Marx] and balanced in its assessment."--Peter McConville, University of San Francisco

"Clear, concise, insightful, and even-handed."--Susan Armstrong-Buck, Humboldt State University

About the Author(s):

Peter Singer, DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University

Table of Contents

1. A life and it impact

2. The young Hegelian

3. From God to money

4. Enter the proletariat

5. The first Marxism

6. Alienation as a theory of history

7. The goal of history

8. Economics

9. Communism

10. An assessment

Note on sources

Further Reading


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