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Making an ecological worldview: International Socialism reviews “The Return of Nature”


The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology
472 pp, $35 cloth, ISBN 978-1-58367-836-7
By John Bellamy Foster

Reviewed by Martin Empson

“Since John Bellamy Foster published Marx’s Ecology in 2000, the idea that Karl Marx had little to say on environmental issues has become untenable. Marx’s Ecology has rightly become a classic. Beginning with Marx’s doctoral thesis on ‘The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature’, and tracing the development of his thought throughout his life, Foster’s book demonstrated the way that ecological questions were at the heart of Marxism—a ‘broad ecological worldview’…”

Read the review at International Socialism: A Quarterly Review of Socialist Theory, # 167

Monthly Review Press
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