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The Resource Marx's dream : from capitalism to communism, Tom Rockmore

Marx's dream : from capitalism to communism, Tom Rockmore

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Marx's dream : from capitalism to communism
Title
Marx's dream
Title remainder
from capitalism to communism
Statement of responsibility
Tom Rockmore
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Two centuries after his birth, Karl Marx is read almost solely through the lens of Marxism, his works examined for how they fit into the doctrine that was developed from them after his death. With Marx's Dream, Tom Rockmore offers a much-needed alternative view, distinguishing rigorously between Marx and Marxism. Rockmore breaks with the Marxist view of Marx in three key ways. First, he shows that the concern with the relation of theory to practice - reflected in Marx's famous claim that philosophers only interpret the world, while the point is to change it - arose as early as Socrates, and has been central to philosophy in its best moments. Second, he seeks to free Marx from his unsolicited Marxist embrace in order to consider his theory on its own merits. And, crucially, Rockmore relies on the normal standards of philosophical debate, without the special pleading to which Marxist accounts too often resort. Marx's failures as a thinker, Rockmore shows, lie less in his diagnosis of industrial capitalism's problems than in the suggested remedies, which are often unsound. Only a philosopher of Rockmore's stature could tackle a project this substantial, and the results are remarkable: a fresh Marx, unencumbered by doctrine and full of insights that remain salient today
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ICU/DLC
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1942-
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Rockmore, Tom
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Marx, Karl
  • Marx, Karl
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
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Marx's dream : from capitalism to communism, Tom Rockmore
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1001905807
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780226554525
Lccn
2017038032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1001905807
Label
Marx's dream : from capitalism to communism, Tom Rockmore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1001905807
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780226554525
Lccn
2017038032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1001905807

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