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Marx, Engels, and Marxisms

Marx and Contemporary Critical Theory

The Philosophy of Real Abstraction

Editors: Oliva, Antonio, Oliva, Angel, Novara, Ivan (Eds.)

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  • Showcases an international and collective effort to reckon with the theoretical problems surrounding the idea of Real Abstraction
  • Considers the relationship between the idea of Real Abstraction and the theory of knowledge
  • Offers an in-depth look at Real Abstraction as a key to the understanding of late capitalism
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This edited volume brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars to explore the traces of the idea of “Real Abstraction” in Marx’s thought from the early to late writings, as well as the theoretical and practical consequences of this notion in the capitalist social system. Divided into two main parts, Part One reconstructs Marx’s notion of “Real Abstraction” and the influences of earlier thinkers (Berkley, Petty, Franklin, Feuerbach, Hegel) on his thoughts, as well as the further elaborations of this concept in later Marxist thinkers (Sohn-Rethel, Lukács, Lefebvre, Adorno and Postone). Part Two then considers the reverberations of the notion in the field of critical theory from a more abstract critique of capitalist social relations, to a more concrete understanding of historical movements. Taken together, the chapters in this volume offer a focused look at the concept of “Real Abstraction” in Marx.

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Antonio Oliva is Professor of History at Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina. He is a researcher at the Institute of Regional Socio-historical Research from National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (ISHIR-CONICET) and a member of the Editorial Committee of ARCHIVOS.
Ivan Novara is Professor at the Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina. He is a researcher at National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) and a member of the Editorial Committee of Dialektica.
Angel Oliva is a Professor in both the School of Arts and Humanities and the Psychology School at Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina. 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marx and Contemporary Critical Theory
Book Subtitle
The Philosophy of Real Abstraction
Editors
  • Antonio Oliva
  • Angel Oliva
  • Ivan Novara
Series Title
Marx, Engels, and Marxisms
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39954-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39954-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-39953-5
Series ISSN
2524-7123
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 338
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