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After Socialism: Volume 20, Part 1 (Social Philosophy and by Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jeffrey Paul

By Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jeffrey Paul

Twelve philosophers, historians, and political philosophers examine elements of socialism within the context of its fresh reversals. a few essays study the ethical and political values that made socialism beautiful to intellectuals, or review no matter if facets of socialism may be preserved, reminiscent of its quest for equality and group. Others learn no matter if free-market platforms have to be additional transformed in accordance with ongoing socialist evaluations or attest to the ongoing validity of socialism via suggesting ways that it might nonetheless have a efficient destiny.

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Let us look at the aim of this dialectical treatment, in which ‘the actual movement [is] adequately described’ so that ‘the subject-matter is ideally reflected’. Marx admits that precisely when this outcome is achieved, ‘it may appear as if we had before us a mere a priori construction’. This paradoxical concession is a sign of the methodological vacillation of the mature Marx, conscious, on the one hand, of all that he owes to Hegel, but already well versed in empirical and positive-theoretical methods and knowledge, both unknown in the mental universe of classical idealism.

This is, without a doubt, the most influential philosophical inspiration. Yet 21 Letter to Engels, 31 July 1865; Marx 1987d, p. 173, original emphasis. 44 chapter 1 the Young-Hegelian influence (the influence that Marx received from the left Hegelians of the 1830s) likewise bore great importance for his scientific work. The Young-Hegelian Inspiration Marx was himself a member of the Hegelian Left, a ‘Young Hegelian’, at least from the time of his explicit acceptance of Hegel’s philosophy until he productively assimilated Feuerbach’s influence and freed himself from it.

Marx on Spain’ 2007 [1983], ‘Marx sobre España’, in Lecturas de filosofía moderna y contemporánea, edited by Albert Domingo Curto, Madrid: Editorial Trotta. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. ’, in Sobre dialéctica, edited by Salvador López Arnal, Barcelona: Ediciones de Intervención Cultural/El Viejo Topo. ’ 2007 [1968], ‘Cien años después. ’, in Lecturas de filosofía moderna y contemporánea, edited by Albert Domingo Curto, Madrid: Editorial Trotta. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.

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