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Phenomenology and Marxism

1st Edition

Edited by Bernhard Waldenfels, Jan M. Broekman, Ante Pažanin


336 pages

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Originally published in English in 1984, this collection of essays documents a dialogue between phenomenology and Marxism, with the contributors representing a cross-section from the two traditions. The theoretical and historical presuppositions of the phenomenology inaugurated by Husserl are very different from those of the much older Marxist tradition, yet, as these essays show, there are definite points of contact, communication and exchange between the two traditions.

Table of Contents

Preface Part 1: Concepts and Methods 1. Phenomenology and Marxism in Historical Perspective Fred Dallmayr 2. Marxism and the Hermeneutic Tradition Marek J. Siemek 3. The Problem of Teleology and Corporeality in Phenomenology and Marxism Ludwig Landgrebe 4. Overcoming the Opposition Between Idealism and Materialism in Husserl and Marx Ante Pažanin 5. Towards an Open Dialectic Bernhard Waldenfels 6. The Unity of Theory and Praxis as a Problem for Marxism, Phenomenology and Structuralism Jan M. Broekman 7. Ideology and Ideology Critique Paul Ricoeur Part 2: Practical Philosophy 8. Life-world and the Historicity of Human Existence Ludwig Landgrebe 9. Marx’s Critique of Morality as an Introduction to the Problem of his Philosophy as a Whole Ivan Urbančič 10. Behavioural Norm and Behavioural Context Bernhard Waldenfels 11. ‘Meaning in the Use’ OR On the Irrelevance of the Theory of Meaning for Practical Philosophy Jan M. Broeckman 12. Merleau-Ponty’s Critique of Marxist Scientism John O’Neill

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

Reissuing works originally published between 1959 and 1995, Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology offers a selection of scholarship covering this important branch of philosophy. Volumes cover theories of Husserl and Heidegger, and branch out to such topics as psychology, Marxism, language and emotion, and education, forming a varied and informative collection of previously out-of-print works.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Phenomenology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General