Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9780708314302 Published May 1998 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Hegel and Marx after the Fall of Communism

David MacGregor

David MacGregor

Distributed for University of Wales Press

246 pages | 8-2/5 x 5-3/10 | © 1998
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9780708314302 Published May 1998 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
The collapse of the Soviet Empire led many to think communism and perhaps socialism were no longer relevant to the modern world. Hegel and Marx after the Fall of Communism  presents a balanced discussion for and against the validity of the arguments of two of the most important political philosophers of all time. It re-interprets their philosophies, and analyses the dynamic between Hegelian and Marxist thought. The final chapter also theorises the possible future for Hegel and Marx in the 21st Century.
Joe Hermer

“In his latest book, David MacGregor challenges us to re-think the place we have given to Hegel and Marx in the social theory of a so called 'post-communist' world. In a jolting and lucid argument, MacGregor re-casts the relationship between these two thinkers within a framework that is deeply committed to a critique of everyday forms of domination. In doing so, MacGregor reveals Hegel and Marx to be superbly relevant and profound for an analysis of the practices of the ‘new economy.’” –Joe Hermer, Wolfson College, Oxford

Political Studies

“. . . MacGregor illustrates the continuing relevance of Marx and even more importantly, Hegel, for comprehending and combating a rapacious free market global capitalism . . . Scholarly exegesis is excitingly combined with biography and a critical assessment of debates, both in Hegel's and Marx's time and since . . . This is an accessible, thought-provoking account that will serve as an excellent introduction for students and demand a response from Hegel-Marx scholars.” –Political Studies

Political Studies Association

“. . . an extensive and impressive re-examination of the Hegel-Marx relation . . .Scholarly exegesis is excitingly combined with biography and a critical assessment of debates, both in Hegel’s and Marx’s time and since . . . This is an accessible, thought-provoking account that will serve as an excellent introduction for students and demand a response from Hegel-Marx scholars.” –Political Studies Association

Studies in Marxism

“. . . enlightening and stimulating . . . fired by a strong sense of intellectual excitement and individuality.” –Studies in Marxism

Tijdschrift voor Filosofie

“. . . MacGregor's discussion is handled well, with some interesting excursions . . . Clearly and engagingly written, it is a conscientious effort to grapple with some of our pressing issues.” –Tijdschrift voor Filosofie

Planet

“. . . lucid and incisive . . . MacGregor's lucidly expressed and formidably marshalled approach offers a Hegel who has more to say to the present seekers for new ideas and new thinking on the Left than Marx.” –Planet

Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
 
1  Marx's Relationship with Hegel
2  Dialectics of Youth and Maturity
3  Hegel's Development, 1770-1801
4  Hegel and Tom Paine in the Age of Revolution
5  Revolution, Despotism and Censorship, 1801-1831
6  Property and the Corporation
7  Labour and Civil Society
8  The State in Time
 
Notes
Index
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