Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844

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Author(s): Karl Marx
Original Publish Date: Feb 03, 2012
Product Number: EB00793290
Released: Dec 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780486113203
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Written in 1844 as a series of notes, Marx's posthumously published critiques on the conditions of modern industrialist societies forms the foundation of the author's denunciation of capitalism. Combining elements of psychology, sociology, and anthropology, it is a profound examination of the human condition rooted in a philosophy of economics. In this concise treatise, Marx presents an indictment of capitalism and its threat to the working man, his sense of self, and his ultimate potential. With a focus on "Marxist Humanism," he describes the alienation of laborers in a capitalist system: since the results of their work belong to someone else, they are estranged from their own labor and can never function as freely productive beings. Through a powerful mixture of history and economics, Marx explores the degenerative effect of capitalism on the proletariat and his true human nature. Regarded as one of his most important books, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 is a first glimpse at Marx's fascinating transition from philosophy to economics. Accessible and influential, it is an important predecessor to the Communist Manifesto and essential to an understanding of Marxist theory.

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Author(s): Karl Marx
Product Number EB00677248
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781627931755

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