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'True democracy' as a prelude to communism : the Marx of Democracy

Author: Alexandros Chrysis
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Series: Political philosophy and public purpose.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book constitutes a critical intervention in the theoretical discussion over the political relationship between democracy and communism. Shedding light on the philosophical origins of the democracy debate, it draws a clear demarcation line between liberalism and republicanism, arguing that after rejecting the former and supporting the latter, the young Marx endorsed 'true democracy' as a prelude to his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandros Chrysis
ISBN: 9783319575414 3319575414
OCLC Number: 1015335553
Notes: Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 5, 2018).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: CHAPTER 1: Themes and Methodological Delimitations --
CHAPTER 2: The Philosophical "Moment" of Marx's Theory of Democracy: From the Metaphysics of Law to the Critique of Politics.- CHAPTER 3: The Republican "Moment" of Marx's Theory of Democracy: From the Critique of Politics to the Theory of the Rational State.- CHAPTER 4: The Dialectical "Moment" of Marx's Theory of Democracy: From the Theory of the Rational State to "True Democracy" --
CHAPTER 5: The Sovereignty of the Demos as "True Democracy" --
CHAPTER 6: Theoretical Conclusions and Political Perspectives.
Series Title: Political philosophy and public purpose.
Responsibility: Alexandros Chrysis.

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"This book constitutes a critical intervention in the theoretical discussion over the political relationship between democracy and communism. Shedding light on the philosophical origins of the democracy debate, it draws a clear demarcation line between liberalism and republicanism, arguing that after rejecting the former and supporting the latter, the young Marx endorsed 'true democracy' as a prelude to his forthcoming theory of communism. To this end, while following the dynamics of the Marxian history of political ideas and pre-communist theory of the state, the book takes into account the thought of a vast range of philosophers and political theorists, starting from the Ancient times (Aristotle), passing through the Age of Enlightenment (Spinoza, Rousseau), the German Idealist tradition (Hegel) the Young Hegelians' Republicanism (Bauer, Ruge, Feuerbach), and reaching our own times (Arendt, Colletti, MacPherson, Castoriadis, Poulantzas). It will be of interest to students and scholars interested in the history of political thought, theories of democracy, and Marxism."--

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