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The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought


Paperback, 183 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0-85345-818-0
Released: March 1991

In this now-classic, still-fresh, highly original analysis of Marxist thought, West made a significant contribution to debates about the relevance of Marxism at the time, putting the issue of ethics squarely on the Marxist agenda.

Published by Monthly Review Press in 1991, in The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought Cornel West showed that not only was ethics an integral part of the development of Marx’s own thinking throughout his career–but that this crucial concern has been obscured by such leading and influential interpreters as Engels, Kautsky, Lukács, and others who diverted Marx’s theory into narrow forms of positivism, economism, and Hegelianism.

“A resource of hope . . . an attempt to reclaim the cause of morality for progressive thought by following Marx himself in radically historicizing moral questions.”
—JOHN BELLAMY FOSTER, editor, Monthly Review

SKU: mrp8189 Categories: , ,

Publication Date: January 1991

Number of Pages: 220

Paperback ISBN: 9780853458180

eBook ISBN: 9781583675328