Alienation: Marx's Conception of Man in a Capitalist Society by Bertell Ollman

By Bertell Ollman

During this publication, the main thorough account of Marx's idea of alienation but to have seemed in English, Professor Ollman reconstructs the speculation from its constituent elements and gives it as a vantage element from which to view the remainder of Marxism. The e-book additional includes a particular exam of Marx's philosophy of inner family, the a lot ignored logical foudation of his procedure, and offers a scientific account of Marx's perception of human nature. due to its virtually exact hindrance with aiding readers comprehend Marx's strange use of language, Alienation has confirmed very hot in college classes on Marxism on either undergraduate and graduate degrees. the 1st variation was once broadly reviewed, and during this new version Professor Ollman replies to his critics in 'More on inner relations,' released right here as Appendix II. as well as this new appendix the writer now presents a extra systematic dialogue of Marx's thought of ideology, components of that have been previously dispersed during the publication. He additionally makes an attempt to set the therapy of political alienation in the broader framework of Marx's concept of the nation as a version of ways an strategy in accordance with inner kin can be utilized to combine a variety of it seems that contradictory interpretations of Marx's perspectives.

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So deep has the hatred of British domination grown that the British now “command only the spot of ground held by their own troops” (307). In a subsequent article published on August 14, Marx reports that the rebels were managing to hold out in Delhi longer than expected. This, and the extension of the revolt through much of India, he writes, is not mainly due to military factors, for what England “considers a military mutiny is in truth a national revolt” (316). ” These cruelties are “appalling, hideous,” he adds, but they are characteristic of “wars of insur­ rection, of nationalities, of races, and above all of religion” (MECW 15, 353).

There was a change from the perspective of the Manifesto on one point, however. Social progress in China was a product not only of outside intervention, but also of a largely indigenous force, the Taiping Rebellion. At the same time, and in continuity with the Manifesto, there was not yet even an implicit critique of colonialism. Just before his 1853 India articles, discussed above, Marx’s “Revolution in China and Europe” appeared in the Tribune on June 14, 1853, focusing on the effects of the opium trade and the Taiping Rebellion.

It is, perhaps, a question whether the civilized nations of the world will approve this 32 Chapter 1 mode of invading a peaceful country, without previous declaration of war, for an alleged infringement of the fanciful code of diplomatic eti­ quette. ” This Second Opium War, he writes, will only “obstruct that trade” (MECW 15, 163). Despite this backward glance to the position of the Manifesto with respect to the First Opium War, the overall tone of Marx’s 1857 article is firmly anticolonialist.

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