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Utopianism and Marxism

Author: Vincent Geoghegan
Publisher: Bern ; Oxford : Peter Lang, 2008.
Series: Ralahine utopian studies, v. 4.; Ralahine classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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The grounding assumption of this book is that an element of utopianism is a necessity in any political thinking, and that a self-conscious utopianism can generate a richer level of theory and practice. The text then follows the chequered career of utopianism in the Marxist tradition.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Geoghegan
ISBN: 9783039101375 3039101374
OCLC Number: 244652798
Notes: Previous edition: London: Methuen, 1987.
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Contents: Preface to Classics Edition - Acknowledgements to First Edition - Introduction: In Praise of Utopianism - The Utopian Socialists - Marx, Engels and Utopianism - The Second International - Golden Ages and Myths - Stalinism and Authoritarian Utopianism - Ernst Bloch and the Ubiquity of Utopia - Herbert Marcuse Turns to Sigmund Freud - Rudolf Bahro: East and West - Andre Gorz - Conclusion: Marxism and Utopianism.
Series Title: Ralahine utopian studies, v. 4.; Ralahine classics.
Responsibility: Vincent Geoghegan.

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The grounding assumption of this book is that an element of utopianism is a necessity in any political thinking, and that a self-conscious utopianism can generate a richer level of theory and practice. The text then follows the chequered career of utopianism in the Marxist tradition.

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