Reason and Revolution: Hegel and the Rise of Social Theory by Herbert Marcuse

By Herbert Marcuse

Edition Note: inside of name describes it as 2d variation with Supplementary Chapter
Publish yr note: First released in 1940, and by way of Routledge in 2000

Presents Herbert Marcuse's interpretation of Hegel's philosophy and the effect it had on ecu political proposal from the French Revolution to offer day. Marcuse illuminates the consequences of Hegel's principles with later advancements in ecu proposal, particularily with Marxist conception.

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Theories of Modern Capitalism (Routledge Revivals) by Tom Bottomore

By Tom Bottomore

First released in 1985, Theories of contemporary Capitalism presents a succinct learn of Marxist and non-Marxist theories of Capitalism, its fresh improvement, and the customers of a transition to socialism.

The examine starts with a severe exam and comparability of 4 significant theories of capitalism, within the works of Marx, Weber, Schumpeter and Hayek. this can be through an research of the newest part of capitalism which has been conceptualised by means of Marxists thinkers in numerous methods as 'organised capitalism'', 'state monopoly', or 'late capitalism'. eventually, Bottomore considers the query of a 'transition to socialism' within the various interpretations which were provided via Marxists on one aspect, and through Weber, Schumpeter and Hayek at the different.

Theories of contemporary Capitalism may be precious in a variety of classes in social and political idea, and also will have an attract a broader readership taken with problems with social and monetary coverage.

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Western Marxism and the Soviet Union: A Survey of Critical by Marcel van der Linden

By Marcel van der Linden

Jurriaan Bendien (tr.)

The ‘Russian Question’ used to be a completely valuable challenge for Marxism within the 20th century. a number of makes an attempt have been made to appreciate the character of Soviet society. the current booklet attempts to painting the improvement of those theoretical contributions on the grounds that 1917 in a coherent, accomplished appraisal. It goals to offer the improvement of the Western Marxist critique of the Soviet Union throughout a slightly lengthy interval in historical past (from 1917 to the current) and in a wide sector (Western Europe and North America). inside this demarcation of limits in time and area, an attempt has been made to make sure completeness, through being attentive to all Marxist analyses which in a roundabout way considerably deviated from or extra to the older theories.


“The quantity of assets the writer has studied is staggering...the ebook [has] an encyclopedic worth and [is] obtainable to all students drawn to political history.”
— Martin Kragh, Stockholm institution of Economics

“Since the Russian adventure remains to be used to vilify the belief of socialism, the talk is still correct. Van der Linden...has now produced a finished scholarly account of the arguments.”
— Ian Birchall, London Socialist Historians staff

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