On Changing the World: Essays in Political Philosophy, from Karl Marx to Walter Benjamin

By: Michael Löwy

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This collection of essays – including several translated to english for the first time – cover a wide range of topics and figures too often neglected by the dominant trends in Marxist literature. Löwy offers a unique exploration of the role of romanticism as one of the key sources of the Marxist critiruq of capitalist civilization. And he shows how Rosa Luxemburg, Antonio Gramsci, and Walter Benjamin all share an understanding of socialism as the only true human alternative to the modern forms of exploitation and oppression found in a capitalist society. similar themes are pursued in the engaging essays on religion, Utopia, and other topics."Only the Stalinist gospel of convenient quotations is dead, not Marxist writing. Michael Lowy illustrates the vitality of the latter. His collection of essays, combining scholarship with passion, impresses by its sweep and scope. It ranges from liberation theology to the problem of 'progress' in Walter Benjamin. And, since it tackles such issues as utopia and nationalism, the book is also highly topical." —Daniel Singer, author, Deserter from Death. Printed Pages: 216.

Title: On Changing the World: Essays in Political Philosophy, from Karl Marx to Walter Benjamin

Author Name: Michael Löwy

Categories: India, Philosophy,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Aakar Books:

ISBN: 9789350024553

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 111708

Keywords: On Changing the World: Essays in Political Philosophy, from Karl Marx to Walter Benjamin Michael Löwy