This volume traces the origins, contradictions and consequences of Marx’s teaching on his followers. He uses Marx to speak against the rigid dogmatism inherent in much of Marxism and concentrates on the interpretations of Marx’s work by Max Weber.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Antecedents 1. The Intellectual Setting 2. Marx’s Philosophical Apprenticeship 3. Modern Capitalism 4. The Emergence of Socialism 5. The Hegelian Dialectic 6. Feuerbach’s Inversion of the Dialectic 7. Marx’s Early Communist Phase: The Realization of the True Political Economy Part 2: Marx’s Thought 8. The Birth of Historical Materialism 9. Economic Base and Ideological Superstructure 10. Historical Sociology 11. Political Economy 12. Towards the New Society 13. Contradictions in Marx 14. Consequences of the Contradictions Part 3: Marx’s Influence 15. Weber’s Lifelong Dialogue with Marx 16. Marx in the Light of Weber’s Clarification of Method 17. The Controversy over the Dialectic 18. Marx’s Influence on the Communists of the Second Generation 19. The Revival of Marxist thought in the 1950s and 1960s 20. The Student Revolt of the 1960s 21. The New Left 22. The Chinese Revolution 23. Maoist Orthodoxy