Marxism and morality

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Clarendon Press, Aug 1, 1985 - Philosophy - 163 pages
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It is reported that the moment anyone talked to Marx about morality, he would roar with laughter. Yet, plainly, he was fired by outrage and a burning desire for a better world. This paradox is the starting point for Marxism and Morality. Discussing the positions taken by Marx, Engels, and their descendents in relation to certain moral issues, Steven Lukes addresses the questions on which Marxist thinkers and actors have taken a number of characteristic stands as well as other questions--personal relations and the moral virtues of the individual, for example--on which Marxism falls silent. A provocative exploration of the gray area where Marxism and morality meet, this book argues that Marxism makes a number of major moral claims and that its appeal has always been, in large part, a moral one.

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I wish there's more case analysis in relations to his theories and that if he could use simple/simpler language. Theories per se are interesting and well argued but didn't really probe the origin or the history of such power that comes into place. Read full review


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About the author (1985)

Steven Lukes is a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and the author of several books, including "Power: A Radical View".