Marxism and Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: A Defense of Vulgar Marxism


This book provides a guide to fundamental issues in 20th-century Marxist thought. Outlining the two distinct and incompatible critiques of "vulgar Marxism"--Marxist-Leninist and humanistic Marxism--that gained prominence in the aftermath of World War I, this book presents both an historical overview of these two dominant traditions and a critical analysis of their philosophical roots. With a careful critique of these prevailing views the author presents his own view which while receptive to the social scientific work of current analytical Marxism deemphasizes the importance of philosophy in the study of Marxism.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990


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