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Marx: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Peter Singer

March 2018

ISBN: 9780198821076

152 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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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 edition, Peter Singer discusses the legacy and impact of Marx's core theories, considering how they apply to twenty first century politics and society.

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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 edition, Peter Singer discusses the legacy and impact of Marx's core theories, considering how they apply to twenty first century politics and society.

  • Offers a clear introduction to the core ideas in Marx's philosophy and thinking
  • Includes a new chapter showing how these theories can be applied to twenty first century politics and society, and considers whether they still hold true
  • Provides a history of Marx's life, and considers his lasting impact on political, economic, and social thinking
  • Authored by one of the best known philosophers of the twentieth century, famous for his pioneering and often controversial work in animal rights
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University & Laureate Professor, University of Melbourne

Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, a position that he now combines with the position of Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. An Australian, in 2012 he was made a Companion to the Order of Australia, his country's highest civilian honour. His books include Animal Liberation (1975; Bodley Head, 2015) Practical Ethics (1979; CUP, 2011), The Life You Can Save (Picador, 2010), and The Most Good You Can Do (Yale University Press, 2015).

Table of Contents

    1: A life and its legacy
    2: The young Hegelian
    3: From God to money
    4: Enter the proletariat
    5: The first Marxism
    6: Tracing the development of the Materialist theory of history
    7: The goal of history
    8: Economics
    9: Communism and revolution
    10: Was Marx right?
    11: Is Marx still relevant?
    Further Reading
    Index

Reviews

"An admirably balanced portrait of the man and his achievement." - The Observer