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Marxism & the Open Mind (RLE Marxism)

1st Edition

By John Lewis


242 pages

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It has been said that the normal English reaction to uncomfortable facts of life, such as Marxism, is an embarrassed but determined silence. That anyone should experience a desire to enquire into ideas as such, and to probe into the motives influencing them, seems extraordinary. Marxism is, however, subjected to a close study in this book, first published in 1957, and the collected essays attempt the task of combining certain elements in the heritage of modern culture with the insights of Marxism. There can be no vital thinking for our age that does not do justice to both traditions.

Table of Contents

1. Idealism and Ideologies 2. Historical Inevitability 3. On Human Rights 4. Marxism and Liberty 5. Marxism and Ethics 6. The Marxist Answer to the Challenge of Our Time 7. Marxist Humanism 8. Sartre and Society 9. Berdyaev, Socialist and Heretic 10. Communism, the Heir to the Christian Tradition

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Marxism

Marxist thought continues to be relevant in the modern world, perhaps to the surprise of those who celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall with the declaration that democracy and the market had ‘won’ the march of history. This 23-volume set collects together both accounts of the development of Marxism and critiques of its thinking. Out-of-print or had to find, these titles form an essential reference source for the understanding of Marxism in all its varied facets.

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