Political Philosophy and Public Purpose

The Marxian Legacy

The Search for the New Left

Authors: Howard, Dick

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  • Offers a broad survey of European dissident Marxist thinking during the 20th century from the point of view of a New Left
  • Discusses the works of thinkers who were being rediscovered a half century ago, re-situating them in the freshness of their discovery before they became part of a university canon or an academic mode
  • Veers away from an understanding of Marx's legacy as orthodoxy, and instead provides new perspectives on how to think creatively on the basis of the critical theory of Marx
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The Marxian Legacy, first published in 1977 and released in a second edition in 1988, was and remains distinct in its view of Marxian theory as 'critique, ' aware of its own origins and limitations and self-conscious about its own historical rootedness in changing social and political conditions. This new and fully revised third edition retains the original synthesis of the divergent traditions of German, critical, and French Marxisms into a living Marxian legacy that changes and reconceptualizes itself, while also providing a new critical introduction and concluding chapter. Such a re-evaluation of the Marxian legacy, which was urgent in the 1970s when the United States was caught up in imperial wars and domestic as well as racial conflict, remains relevant today when—as was the case nearly half a century ago—Marx’s legacy has largely been forgotten and yet remains as a symbol of radical thinking that could inspire the new movements. The Marxian Legacy, 3rd Edition retains the freshness of discovery from those times while fully updating the text for our contemporary moment, and adding two features: a philosophical closure; and, a perspective on what was possible then, and what remains to be done today.

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​Dick Howard is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Stony Brook University, USA. He is the author of numerous books including Between Politics and Antipolitics (Palgrave Macmillan 2016), The Primacy of the Political: A History of Political Thought from the Greeks to the French and American Revolutions (2010) and Aux origines de la pensée politique américaine (2008).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Marxian Legacy
Book Subtitle
The Search for the New Left
Authors
Series Title
Political Philosophy and Public Purpose
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04411-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04411-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04410-7
Series ISSN
2524-714X
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 405
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