The Young Karl Marx: German Philosophy, Modern Politics, and Human Flourishing

By: David Leopold

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The Young Karl Marx is an innovative and important new study of Marx’s early writings. These writings provide the fascinating spectacle of a powerful and imaginative intellect wrestling with complex and significant issues, but they also present formidable interpretative obstacles to modern readers. David Leopold shows how an understanding of their intellectual and cultural context can illuminate the political dimension of these works. An erudite yet accessible discussion of Marx’s influences and targets frames the author’s critical engagement with Marx’s account of the emergence, character, and (future) replacement of the modern state. This combination of historical and analytical approaches results in a sympathetic, but not uncritical, exploration of such fundamental themes as alienation, citizenship, community, antisemitism, and utopianism. The Young Karl Marx is a scholarly and original work which provides a radical and persuasive reinterpretation of Marx’s complex and often misunderstood views of German philosophy, modern politics, and human flourishing. • Provides a clear and accessible account of difficult and unfamiliar concepts used by Marx • Discusses the historical context as well as the analytical structure of Marx’s arguments • Offers an innovative and well-founded interpretation of Marx’s political and philosophical thought Contents Acknowledgements; A note on language, references, and translation; 1. Introduction; 2. German philosophy; 3. Modern politics; 4. Human flourishing; 5. Epilogue; Bibliographical note. Printed Pages: 344.

Title: The Young Karl Marx: German Philosophy, Modern Politics, and Human Flourishing

Author Name: David Leopold

Categories: Communism, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2007

ISBN: 0521874777

ISBN 13: 9780521874779

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 155 x 235 Mm

Seller ID: 019637

Keywords: Karl Marx Communism Marxism