Marx's Theory of Alienation


Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2013

356 pages

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This book focuses on the origins of Marx's thought and on his early writings especially 'The Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844'. It was a winner of the Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize.

Istvan Meszaros

István Mészáros (19 December 1930 - 1 October 2017), one of the foremost Marxist intellectuals of our time, left his native Hungary after the Soviet invasion of 1956. He was professor emeritus at the University of Sussex, where he held the chair of philosophy for fifteen years. Mészáros is the author of The Structural Crisis of CapitalThe Challenge and Burden of Historical TimeBeyond Capital: Toward a Theory of Transition, and Marx's Theory of Alienation, among other books.


Immensely learned and well-read . . .

Times Literary Supplement

In the hands of a creative thinker conviction and passion can give wings to the freedom struggle. Meszaros' book is a 'winger' – one of the most far-reaching books on the subject of Marx's theory of alienation since Lukács' seminal Geschichte und Klassenbewusstsein [History and Class Consciousness].

The Review of Metaphysics