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Karl Marx's theory of ideas

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John Torrance takes a fresh, un-Marxist approach to Marx's texts and shows that a more precise, coherent and cogent sociology of ideas can be extracted from them than is generally allowed. He explores the implications of this for twentieth-century capitalism and for recent debates about Marx's conceptions of justice, morality and the history of social science. Marx's undeveloped ideas about how society presents a misleading appearance which distorts its members' understanding of it have been the subject of many conflicting interpretations. The author argues that Marx's theory of ideas is sufficiently independent of other parts of his thought to provide a critique and explanation of those defects in his own understanding of capitalism which allowed Marxism itself to become, by his own definition, an ideology.

Paperback. As new. With dedication from the author.

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Author(s):
Torrence, John
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
8vo 6" x 9"
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521066727
ISBN-13:
9780521066723
Number of pages:
433
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Studies in Marxism and Social Theory. Karl Marx's Theory of Ideas

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John Torrance takes a fresh, un-Marxist approach to Marx's texts and shows that a more precise, coherent and cogent sociology of ideas can be extracted from them than is generally allowed. He explores the implications of this for twentieth-century capitalism and for recent debates about Marx's conceptions of justice, morality and the history of social science. Marx's undeveloped ideas about how society presents a misleading appearance which distorts its members' understanding of it have been the subject of many conflicting interpretations. The author argues that Marx's theory of ideas is sufficiently independent of other parts of his thought to provide a critique and explanation of those defects in his own understanding of capitalism which allowed Marxism itself to become, by his own definition, an ideology.

Paperback. As new. With dedication from the author.

Author(s):
Torrence, John
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
8vo 6" x 9"
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521066727
ISBN-13:
9780521066723
Number of pages:
433
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Studies in Marxism and Social Theory. Karl Marx's Theory of Ideas

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