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The Algebra of Revolution

The Dialectic and the Classical Marxist Tradition, 1st Edition

By John Rees

Routledge

320 pages

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The Algebra of Revolution is the first book to study Marxist method as it has been developed by the main representatives of the classical Marxist tradition, namely Marx and Engels, Luxembourg, Lenin, Lukacs, Gramsci and Trotsky. This book provides the only single volume study of major Marxist thinkers' views on the crucial question of the dialectic, connecting them with pressing contemporary, political and theoretical questions. John Rees's The Algebra of Revolution is vital reading for anyone interested in gaining a new and fresh perspective on Marxist thought and on the notion of the dialectic.

Reviews

'Without doubt a tour de force … For every socialist who wants to develop their understanding of Marxism, this book essential reading.' - Bookmarks Review of Books

'Rees's sophisticated ananlysis of dialectics, from Hegel through to the classical Marxists, is both challenging and rewarding … (the) book admirably conveys the passion and excitement, and the pleasure of dialectics. - Contemporary Politics

'Its outstanding characteristic is its exceptional lucidity - the way in which it deals with what are by any standards difficult theoretical issues without oversimplification but with superb clarity.' - Bookmarks

'An excellent outline of the "classical Marxist tradition"' - Radical Philosophy

'Its outstanding characteristic is its exceptional lucidity - the way in which it deals with what are by any standards difficult theoretical issues without oversimplification but with superb clarity.' - Bookmarks

'An excellent outline of the "classical Marxist tradition"' - Radical Philosophy

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