Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Marxism and the Good Society

Marxism and the Good Society

John P. Burke, Lawrence Crocker, Lyman H. Letgers, Richard T. de George, Norman Fischer, John P. Burke, David McLellan, Arthur Diquattro, David A. Crocker, Loren R. Graham, Paul M. Sweezy
View all contributors
  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521173940

Paperback

Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Early in his life, Marx had perceived the prevailing social system as being so deeply flawed as to be irreparable. He was as impatient with utopian fantasies as he was with mere tinkering, and so he was driven to develop not only the intellectual forecast of bourgeois capitalism's necessary demise but also the plan of human action that would at once hasten that demise and school the revolutionary actors for the post-revolutionary task of constructing a good society. The essays in this 1981 book examine the problems that have arisen from attempts to implement Marx's critical theory. The centrality of the good society is hardly to be doubted in the context of that theory. As long as socialist regimes continue to invoke Marx's name, they necessarily render themselves subject to the norms contained within or implied by Marx's understanding and endorsement of freedom, equality, justice and human self-realization in a community.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521173940
    • length: 236 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface
    Introduction John P. Burke, Lawrence Crocker and Lyman H. Letgers
    1. Marxism and the good society Richard T. de George
    2. Marx, liberty, and democracy Lawrence Crocker
    3. Marx's early concept of democracy and the ethical bases of socialism Norman Fischer
    4. The necessity of revolution John P. Burke
    5. Marx and Engels on the future communist society David McLellan
    6. Alienation and justice in the market Arthur Diquattro
    7. Marković on critical social theory and human nature David A. Crocker
    8. Marxism and dissent in the Soviet Union Lyman H. Letgers
    9. Science, Soviet socialism, and the good society Loren R. Graham
    Theory and practice in the Mao period Paul M. Sweezy.

  • Authors

    John P. Burke

    Lawrence Crocker

    Lyman H. Legters

    Contributors

    John P. Burke, Lawrence Crocker, Lyman H. Letgers, Richard T. de George, Norman Fischer, John P. Burke, David McLellan, Arthur Diquattro, David A. Crocker, Loren R. Graham, Paul M. Sweezy

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×