Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. He sees him as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a social scientist. He explains alienation, historical materialism, the economic theory of Capital, and Marx's ideas of communism, in plain English, and concludes with an assessment of Marx's legacy. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Peter Singer is Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. He is best known for his books Animal Liberation and his other books include Practical Ethics, Rethinking Life and Death, and How are we to Live?.
1. A LIFE AND IT IMPACT; 2. THE YOUNG HEGELIAN; 3. FROM GOD TO MONEY; 4. ENTER THE PROLETARIAT; T. THE FIRST MARXISM; 6. ALIENATION AS A THEORY OF HISTORY; 7. THE GOAL OF HISTORY; 8 ECONOMICS; 9. COMMUNISM; 10. AN ASSESSMENT; NOTE ON SOURCES; FURTHER READING; INDEX