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Routledge Revivals: The Concept of Socialism (1975)

1st Edition

By Bhikhu Parekh


242 pages

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First published in 1975, this book explores the concept of socialism. The contributors to the book, all both socialists and academics, explore the philosophical ideas behind the concept, as well as offering thoughtful analyses of topics such as ‘Division of Labour’ and ‘Women’s Liberation’. Editor Parekh shows with this book that socialism is not merely an economic theory but a comprehensive view of life characterised by, among other things, a distinctive conception of man, rationality, and knowledge. Between them the contributors cover the essential aspects of socialist thought and provide a stimulating survey of the dilemmas facing contemporary socialist thinkers.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Bhikhu Parekh

1. Socialism: The Prophetic Memory, Victor Kiernan

2. Marx’s Theory of Man, Bhikhu Parekh

3. Marx and the Whole Man, David McLellan

4. Socialist Man: William Morris and Bernard Shaw, Steven Ingle

5. The Undivided Self, Robert Eccleshall

6. Socialism and The Problem of Knowledge, Irving Louis Horowitz

7. Socialism and The Idea of Science, Anthony Arblaster

8. Socialism and The Division of Labour, Tom Bottomore

9. Marxist Critiques of State, Leslie Macfarlane

10. Socialism and Violence, Neil Harding

11. Women’s Liberation, Marxism, and the Socialist Family, Juliet Mitchell

12. ‘You’re a Marxist, Aren’t You’, Raymond Williams

Notes on Contributors

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