Marx by Peter Singer
A Very Short Introduction

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Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. He sees him as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a social scientist. He explains alienation, historical materialism, the economic theory of Capital, and Marx's ideas of communism, in plain English, and concludes with an assessment of Marx's legacy.

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Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty books, including Animal Liberation, widely considered to be the founding statement of the animal rights movement, Practical Ethics, and One World: Ethics and Globalization.From the Hardcover edition.
Published October 12, 2000 by Oxford Paperbacks. 124 pages
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Confronted with the difficult task of trying to say something both introductory and meaningful about the prolific and world-shaking Karl Marx, philosopher Peter Singer (Monash Univ., Australia) has opted for a minimum of biography and a concentration on the "status" of Marx's writings.

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her daughter, a singer on Groucho's show, asks Groucho and Denby to use their real-life detective skills to clear her name.

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Nor does the heart itself go through revolutionary changes, leading to equally profound changes in other organs, as Marx thought the productive forces change, leading to changes in the rest of society.

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I invoke Darwin to show the respectability of functional explanation as part of my defense of historical materialism, since it posits functional explanations.

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