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Marx and Alienation
Essays on Hegelian Themes
 
 
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12 Jul 2011
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What does Marx mean by 'alienation'? What role does the concept play in his critique of capitalism and his vision of a future society?

Marx and Alienation deals in depth with some of the most important philosophical assumptions of Marx's work. It sets Marx's account of alienation and its overcoming in the context of the Hegelian philosophy from which it derives, and discusses it in relation to contemporary debates and controversies. It challenges other recent accounts of Marx's theory, and shows that knowledge of Hegel's philosophy is essential for an understanding of central themes in Marx's philosophy.

Marx and Alienation explains and discusses Marx's ideas in an original and accessible fashion and makes a major contribution to Marxist philosophy.

 


Description

What does Marx mean by 'alienation'? What role does the concept play in his critique of capitalism and his vision of a future society?

Marx and Alienation deals in depth with some of the most important philosophical assumptions of Marx's work. It sets Marx's account of alienation and its overcoming in the context of the Hegelian philosophy from which it derives, and discusses it in relation to contemporary debates and controversies. It challenges other recent accounts of Marx's theory, and shows that knowledge of Hegel's philosophy is essential for an understanding of central themes in Marx's philosophy.

Marx and Alienation explains and discusses Marx's ideas in an original and accessible fashion and makes a major contribution to Marxist philosophy.

 


Reviews

'This excellent book manages to convey, with compelling clarity, some of the most profound and nuanced philosophical themes; it helps restore the dialecticity of Marxist thought by elaborating its Hegelian origins. It is the best book I have come across on the Marxist concept of 'alienation'.' - Tony McKenna, Marx & Philosophy Review of Books 
 
'Sean Sayer's book is an impressive attempt to offer a defence of the Hegelian dimension of Marx's thought, and through it to defend Marx's theory of alienation.' - Dan Swain, International Socialism Journal 

 
'Sayers provides a powerful argument for the deep-lying Hegelianism of Marx's thought, sheds new light on some well-trodden areas, and writes in an accessible style that much Marx scholarship still lacks. What he proves, above all else, is that whilst a great deal has been written on Hegel-Marx relationship, this way of approaching Marx's philosophical ideas remains the most fertile field of inquiry for Marx scholarship today.' - Jan Kandiyali,
Radical Philosophy 
 


Contents

Acknowledgements
A Note on the Term 'Alienation'
Introduction
The Concept of Alienation: Hegelian Themes in Modern Social Thought
Creative Activity and Alienation in Hegel and Marx
The Concept of Labour
The Individual and Society
Freedom and the "Realm of Necessity''
Alienation as a Critical Concept
Private Property and Communism
The Division of Labour and its Overcoming
Marx's Conception of Communism
Appendix: The "Uplifting Influence" of Work and Industry
Bibliography
Index


Authors

SEAN SAYERS is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kent He has written extensively on Marxist and Hegelian philosophy and his work has been translated into many languages. His books include Marxism and Human Nature (paperback 2007), Plato's Republic: An Introduction (1999), Reality and Reason (1990), Hegel, Marx and Dialectic (with Richard Norman, 1985). He is the founder and editor of the online Marx and Philosophy Review of Books.