Marx and Aristotle: Nineteenth-century German Social Theory and Classical Antiquity

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George E. McCarthy
Rowman & Littlefield, 1992 - History - 379 pages
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As the Iron Curtain was shattered recently in Eastern Europe, revealing a diversity of cultural traditions lost during the recent past, so too the curtain which has hidden Karl Marx's writings for many years seems to be crumbling. Its disappearance reveals a rich complexity of traditions and visions that underlay his social, political, and economic theory. Marx and Aristotle brings together an outstanding multidisciplinary collection of recent scholarship, most written especially for this volume, to look further behind this historical veil by examining the influence of classical Greek philosophy, especially the thought of Aristotle and Epicurus, on Marx.
 

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Visions and Vertigo Viewing Modernity from the Acropolis George E McCarthy
1
Hegel and the Greeks Remembrance of Things Past
17
Karl Marx and the Influence of Greek Antiquity on Eighteenthcentury German Thought Horst Mewes
19
The Polis Transfigured Aristotles Politics and Marxs Critique of Hegels Philosophy of Right David J Depew
37
The Origins of the Dialectic Hegels Appropriation of the Ancient Skeptics Steven B Smith
75
Marx and Epicurus Materialism Ethics and Greek Physics
105
The Greek Accent of the Marxian Matrix Michael DeGolyer
107
Karl Marx and Greek Philosophy Some Explorations into the Themes of Intellectual Accommodation and Moral Hypocrisy Laurence Baronovitch
155
Aristotle Kant and the Ethics of the Young Marx Philip J Kain
213
Households Markets and Firms William James Booth
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Marx and Aristotle Morality and Praxis
273
Marx and Aristotle A Kind of Consequentialism Richard W Miller
275
Marxs Moral Realism Eudaimonism and Moral Progress Alan Gilbert
303
Praxis and Meaning Marxs Species Being and Aristotles Political Animal Joseph Margolis
329
Marxian Subjectivity Idealism and Greek Philosophy Tom Rockmore
357
About the Contributors
377

Marx and Aristotle Human Capabilities and Social Structures
173
Nature Function and Capability Aristotle on Political Distribution Martha Nussbaum
175

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George E. McCarthy, Associate Professor of Sociology at Kenyon College, is the author of Marx and the Ancients: Classical Ethics, Social Justice, and Nineteenth-Century Political Economy (Rowman & Littlefield, 1990).

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