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History, labour, and freedom : themes from Marx

Author: G A Cohen
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines the Marxist theory that history is a protracted process of liberation - from the scarcity imposed on humanity by nature and oppression imposed by ruling on subject classes.  Read more...

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Named Person: Karl Marx; Karl Marx; Karl Marx; Karl Marx
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G A Cohen
ISBN: 0198247796 9780198247791 0198248164 9780198248163
OCLC Number: 18135014
Description: xiii, 317 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Historical materialism - exposition and defence: forces and relations of production; base and superstructure; being, consciousness and roles; historical inevitability and revolutionary agency; human nature and social change in the Marxist conception of history. Part 2 Historical materialism - criticism and revision: fettering; on an argument for historical materialism; reconsidering historical materialism; restricted and inclusive historical materialism. Part 3 Capitalism, labour and freedom: the dialectic of labour in Marx; the labour theory of value and the concept of exploitation; are disadvantaged workers who take hazardous jobs forced to take hazardous jobs?; the structure of proletarian unfreedom; freedom, justice and capitalism.
Other Titles: History, labor, and freedom.
Responsibility: G.A. Cohen.
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