On Changing the World: Essays in Marxist Political Philosophy, from Karl Marx to Walter Benjamin

On Changing the World Essays in Marxist Political Philosophy from Karl Marx to Walter Benjamin This collection of lively and insightful essays including several translated into English for the first time covers a wide range of topics and figures too often neglected by the dominant trends in Mar

  • Title: On Changing the World: Essays in Marxist Political Philosophy, from Karl Marx to Walter Benjamin
  • Author: Michael Löwy
  • ISBN: 9781608461899
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Paperback
  • This collection of lively and insightful essays including several translated into English for the first time covers a wide range of topics and figures too often neglected by the dominant trends in Marxist literature L wy offers a unique exploration of the role of romanticism as one of the key sources of the Marxist critique of capitalist civilization And he shows how RosThis collection of lively and insightful essays including several translated into English for the first time covers a wide range of topics and figures too often neglected by the dominant trends in Marxist literature L wy offers a unique exploration of the role of romanticism as one of the key sources of the Marxist critique of capitalist civilization And he shows how Rosa Luxemburg, Antonio Gramsci, and Walter Benjamin all share an understanding of socialism as the only truly human alternative to the modern forms of exploitation and oppression found in a capitalist society Similar themes are pursued in the engaging essays on religion, utopia, and other topics.

    One thought on “On Changing the World: Essays in Marxist Political Philosophy, from Karl Marx to Walter Benjamin”

    1. Lowy is a sharp cat. Particularly like the essays here on romanticism and Marxism and the one on liberation theology in Latin America.

    2. An excellent book that introduces some of the key debates in Marxist philosophy and grounds them concretely in the struggle and social relations. Don't want to ruin too much of this book, except to say, the articles on Lenin's philosophical break from the 2nd International; Luxemburg's "socialism or barbarism"; the national question and romanticism are excellent!

    3. from karl marx to rosa luxemburg to walter benjamin, a clear navigation of revolutionary romanticism. high recommend for a change of mind

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