Written in 1833-4, when Marx was barely twenty-five, this astonishingly rich body of works formed the cornerstone for his later political philosophy. In the Critique of Hegel's Doctrine of the State, he dissects Hegel's thought and develops his own views on civil society, while his Letters reveal a furious intellect struggling to develop the egalitarian theory of state. Equally challenging are his controversial essay On the Jewish Question and the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, where Marx first made clear his views on alienation, the state, democracy and human nature. Brilliantly insightful, Marx's Early Writings reveal a mind on the brink of one of the most revolutionary ideas in human history - the theory of Communism.
This translation fully conveys the vigour of the original works. The introduction, by Lucio Colletti, considers the beliefs of the young Marx and explores these writings in the light of the later development of Marxism.
Results 1-5 of 13
The writings contained in this volume were produced by Marx during the two
years 1843–4, when he was little more than twentyfive years old. Some were
published at once: The Jewish Question, for example, and the Contribution to the
Among Marxists, interest in the Critique, The Jewish Question, the Manuscripts,
etc., has remained the preserve of a few specialist students of the 'prehistory' of
Marx's thought. The old theoretical edifice of 'dialectical materialism' has lost
71 Possibly the most original single aspect of the Manuscripts is Marx's attempt to
define what this human 'essence' or 'human nature' actually consists of, and to
show that it has nothing in common with the essence of previous metaphysical ...
Marx argues that Hegel has resolved the cleavage between the two spheres only
in appearance. In reality the basic division into the permanent war of individual
interests on the one hand and the abstract, spurious unity of the state on the ...
You have reached your viewing limit for this book.
What people are saying - Write a review
Letters from the FrancoGerman Yearbooks
On the Jewish Question
A Contribution to the Critique of Hegels Philosophy of Right Introduction
Excerpts from James Mills Elements of Political Economy
Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts
Critique of Hegels Dialectic and General Philosophy
Critical Notes on the Article The King of Prussia and Social Reform By a Prussian1
Glossary of Key Terms
Chronology of Marxs Life 1818 to August 1844
Note on Previous Editions of the Works of Marx and Engels
Choronology of Works by Marx and Engels