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By Peter Osborne

Emphasizing the Romantic background and modernist legacy of Karl Marx's writings, Peter Osborne provides Marx's suggestion as a constructing research into what it skill, concretely, for people to be sensible ancient beings. Drawing upon passages from quite a lot of Marx's writings, and exhibiting the hyperlinks among them, Osborne refutes the parable of Marx as a reductively economistic philosopher. What Marx intended through 'materialism', 'communism' and the 'critique of political economic climate' used to be a lot richer and extra unique, philosophically, than is usually well-known. With the renewed globalization of capitalism in view that 1989, Osborne argues, Marx's analyses of the results of commodification are extra suitable this present day than ever ahead of. Extracts are taken from the total breadth of Marx's writings, from his pupil Notebooks on Epicurean Philosophy, through the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts and The Communist Manifesto to Capital.

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