The Theory of Revolution in the Young Marx


Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2015

200 pages

Price INR 425
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This book proposes a Marxist analysis of young Marxs intellectual evolution, from left neo-hegelianism to his new philosophy of praxis. It distinguishes itself from most other books on the early Marx by it's object-the theory of (proletarian) revolutionary self-emancipation and its method-to understand the movement of Marxs political and philosophical ideas in relation to the most radical currents in the labour movement of his time (beginning with Chartism and the uprising of the Silesian weavers in 1844). The central theoretical argument of the author is that Marxs philosophy of praxis-first formulated in the Thesis on Feuerbach - is at the same time the founding stone of a new world view and the methodological basis for the theory of revolutionary self-emancipation. This Book is published by Aakar Books      

Michael Lowy

Michael Löwy (born 1938, Brazil) is a French Brazilian Marxist sociologist and philosopher. He is emeritus research director in social sciences at the CNRS (French National Center of Scientific Research) and lectures at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS; Paris, France). Author of books on Karl Marx, Che Guevara, Liberation Theology, György Lukács, Walter Benjamin, Lucien Goldmann and Franz Kafka, he received the CNRS Silver Medal in 1994.