Marx's Fate: The Shape of a Life

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Penn State Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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Marx&’s Fate is an intellectual biography of Marx that combines historical, textual and psychological analyses to provide major new insights into the philosopher&’s writings and development.

 

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Contents

Hegel Philosophy Dialectic and Fate
13
1 Reason and Unreason in Society and the Psyche
14
2 The Narrows of the Spirit
20
3 Spirit History and Fate
27
4 Dialectic Method and Madness
31
Starting Out Vocation Rebellion and Realism
38
2 Vocation
44
3 Conversion
60
2 Society Revealedand Reveiled
195
3 Class Formation and Class Dissolution
203
4 The Return of the Past
213
Exile and Politics
217
2 Political Illusion and Secret Diplomacy
219
3 The Politics of Isolation
229
4 The Politics of Involvement
234
Misery and Philosophy Marx in his Family
253

The Young Hegelian
65
2 Companions
75
3 The Moor
78
4 Philosophy and Journalism
83
5 Beyond Hegel
91
Philosophy Inverted I Materialism the Proletariat and the Jewish Question
95
2 Jenny
100
3 Hegel Inverted
103
4 Proletatians and Others
106
5 The Jewish Question
112
Philosophy Inverted II Alienation and Society
120
2 Political Economy and Human History
126
3 Settling up with Hegel
132
4 Not Finishing
136
5 Beyond Feuerbach
141
Real History Materialism Philosophy and the Path to Maturity
146
The Cycle of a Private Life
154
3 Youth Transcended
158
4 The World RightSideUp
169
Weakness and Strength
181
6 The Hegelian Residue
189
Revolution and Revelation
193
2 The Structure of a Domestic Economy
256
3 A Family Interior
269
4 The Children
279
Need and Rejection
287
Value Revelation and the Method of Political Economy
293
1 Value Empiricism and Philosophy 184451
294
Plumbing the Depths of Economic Life
304
3 Illusion Alienation and Method
316
Reality Surface and Inversion in Capital
329
Simplicity and Complexity
336
3 Profit Value Theory and History
347
Vision and Reality
351
The Logic of Inversion
353
Democritus Redivivus
359
The Unknown Masterpiece
363
2 Dissatisfaction and Abstraction
369
3 External Conditions
375
4 The Sickly Scholar
382
Ideal and Reality in Marxs Thought and Life
387
NOTES
393
INDEX
443
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Jerrold Seigel is Professor of History at New York University and author of Rhetoric and Philosophy in Renaissance Humanism (1968) and Bohemian Paris (1986).

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