Interest in the study of Marx’s thought has shown a revival in recent years, with a number of newly established academic societies, conferences, and journals dedicated to discussing his thought. This book brings together distinguished and up-and-coming scholars to provide a major re-evaluation of historical issues in Marx scholarship and to connect Marx’s ideas with fresh debates in contemporary Anglo-American social and political philosophy. Among the topics discussed are Marx’s relationship to his philosophical predecessors—including Hegel, the young Hegelians, and the utopian socialists—his concept of recognition, his critique of liberalism, and his views on the good life. This book will be of interest to scholars and advanced students interested in Marx, Hegel, the history of political thought, and social and political philosophy.
Introduction Jan Kandiyali Part I: Marx and his Predecessors 1. Perfectionism, Alienation, and Freedom: From the German Idealists to MarxDouglas Moggach 2. The Early Marx and Hegel: The Young Hegelian Mediation Emmanuel Renault 3. Marx, Engels, and Some (Non-Foundational) Arguments against Utopian Socialism David Leopold Part II: Marx and Recognition 4. From the Old Hegel to the Young Marx and Back: Two Sketches of an Evaluative Ontology of the Human Life-FormHeikki Ikäheimo 5.How do Rights Affect our Freedom? On some differences between Hegel and Marx – and why they shed light on Honneth’s social philosophyHans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch 6. Human Solidarity in Hegel and Marx Andrew Chitty Part III: Marx and Liberalism 7. Marx and Hegel on the Value of ‘Bourgeois’ Ideals Frederick Neuhouser 8. Marxian Liberalism Jeffrey Reiman 9. Liberalism, Marxism, Equality, and Living Well Christine Sypnowich Part IV: Marx, the Good Life and Communism 10. Two Marxian Themes: The Alienation of Labour and the Linkage Thesis Daniel Brudney 11. Schiller and Marx on Specialization and Self-Realization Jan Kandiyali 12. The Idea of Communism Sean Sayers