Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence
First published in 1978, this book rapidly established itself as a classic of modern Marxism. Cohen's masterful application of advanced philosophical techniques in an uncompromising defence of historical materialism commanded widespread admiration. In the ensuing twenty years, the book has served as a flagship of a powerful intellectual movement - analytical Marxism. In this expanded edition Cohen offers his own account of the history, and the further promise, of analytical Marxism. Healso expresses reservations about traditional historical materialism, in the light of which he reconstructs the theory, and he studies the implications for historical materialism of the demise of the Soviet Union.
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IMAGES OF HISTORY IN HEGEL AND MARX
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PRODUCTIVE FORCES
THE ECONOMIC STRUCTURE
MATERIAL AND SOCIAL PROPERTIES OF SOCIETY
6 Commodity Fetishism Religion and Politics
7 Communism as the Liberation of the Content
THE PRIMACY OF THE PRODUCTIVE FORCES
3 Explanation of Property Relations and Law by Production Relations
4 Bases Need Superstructures
5 Is the Economic Structure Independendy Observable?
6 More on Rights and Powers
7 Rights and Powers of the Proletariat
Outside the Preface
4 The Case for Primacy
5 The Nature of the Primacy of the Forces
6 Productive Forces Material Relations Social Relations
7 All earlier modes of production were essentially conservative
THE PRODUCTIVE FORCES AND CAPITALISM
2 The Capitalist Economic Structure and the Capitalist Mode of Production
3 Capitalism and the Development of the Productive Forces
4 Four Epochs
5 Capitalisms Mission and its Fate
6 The Presuppositions of Socialism
7 Why are Classes Necessary?
BASE AND SUPERSTRUCTURE POWERS AND RIGHTS
2 The Problem of Legality
3 Functionstatements and Functional Explanations
4 The Structure of Functional Explanation
6 Are any Functional Explanations True?
7 Consequence Explanation and the Deductivenomological Model
USEVALUE EXCHANGEVALUE AND CONTEMPORARY
RECONSIDERING HISTORICAL MATERIALISM
RESTRICTED AND INCLUSIVE HISTORICAL
MARXISM AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET
Karl Marx and the Withering Away of Social Science
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