Understanding Marx provides a philosophically contextualized treatment of Marx's Epistemology and Method. The book's unique focus is a commentary on his famous Introduction to the Grundrisse.
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Marxs Philosophical Background
Commentary on the Introduction
abstraction Adam Smith already antithesis appears appropriation aspects awareness balancing of concepts bourgeois society capital capitalist consumption and production contradiction creates critique determinate negation dialectic balancing Dialectical Materialism distinction duality economic economists excerpt exchange and consumption false consciousness footnote forms of production Friedrich Engels German German Ideology Greek art Greek mythology Grundrisse Hegel Hegelian historical human subject idealist identity ideology implies indifference individual inspection instruments of production Introduction Kant Kant's kind of labour labor Marx speaks Marx's concept Marx's italics materially concrete means mediation mental Mercantilists Method of Political mind mode of production modern mythology namely nature notion object obviously philosophy Physiocrats Political Economy practical-mental praxis primacy of matter production and consumption reality reason relations of production Russian self-critique sense sentence social socialist belletrists specific spontaneity superstructure synthetic theoretical thinking totality tradition transcended-and-contained transcending translation twelve categories understanding understood unity wage labour words