On Changing the World

Essays in Political Philosophy, from Karl Marx to Walter Benjamin

Michael Lowy


Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2016

Language: English

219 pages

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This collection of essays – including several translated to english for the first time – cover a wide range of topics and figures too often neglected by the dominant trends in Marxist literature. Löwy offers a unique exploration of the role of romanticism as one of the key sources of the Marxist critiruq of capitalist civilization. And he shows how Rosa Luxemburg, Antonio Gramsci, and Walter Benjamin all share an understanding of socialism as the only true human alternative to the modern forms of exploitation and oppression found in a capitalist society. similar themes are pursued in the engaging essays on religion, Utopia, and other topics.

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.