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Making sense of Marx

Author: Jon Elster
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press ; Paris : Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l'homme, 1985.
Series: Studies in Marxism and social theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A systematic, critical examination of Karl Marx's social theories and their philosophical presuppositions. Through extensive discussions of the texts Jon Elster offers a balanced and detailed account of Marx's views that is at once sympathetic, undogmatic and rigorous. Equally importantly he tries to assess 'what is living and what is dead in the philosophy of Marx', using the analytical resources of contemporary  Read more...
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Elster, Jon, 1940-
Making sense of Marx.
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press ; Paris : Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l'homme, 1985
(OCoLC)760023728
Named Person: Karl Marx; Marx; Karl Marx; Karl Marx; Karl Marx; Karl Marx; Karl Marx
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Elster
ISBN: 0521228964 9780521228961 0521297052 9780521297059 2735101142 9782735101146 2735101150 9782735101153
OCLC Number: 11113850
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xv, 556 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Philosophy and economics --
Philosophical anthropology --
Economics --
Exploitation, freedom and justice --
Theory of history --
Modes of production --
Classes --
Politics and the state --
Ideologies --
Capitalism, communism and revolution.
Series Title: Studies in Marxism and social theory.
Responsibility: Jon Elster.
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