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Philosophy and Revolution

From Kant to Marx

Stathis Kouvelakis



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Verso Books
20 November 2018
History; Politics & government; Marxism & Communism
In this ambitious and original study, Stathis Kouvelakis paints a rich panorama of the key intellectual and political figures in the effervescence of German thought before the 1848 revolutions. He shows how the attempt to chart a moderate, reformist path entered into crisis, generating two antagonistic perspectives within the progressive currents of German society. On one side were those socialists - such as Moses Hess and the young Friedrich Engels - who sought to discover a principle of harmony in social relations. On the other side, the poet Heinrich Heine and the young Karl Marx developed a new perspective, articulating revolutionary rupture, thereby redefining the very notion of politics itself. This new edition of the book includes a long interview with Kouvelakis which puts the work in context.
By:   Stathis Kouvelakis
Imprint:   Verso Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781786635785
ISBN 10:   178663578X
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   20 November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Stathis Kouvelakis is Reader in Political Theory at King's College London, and author and editor of many books.

Reviews for Philosophy and Revolution: From Kant to Marx

Quite simply the best study of the 'young Marx' (pre-1848) and his immediate predecessors I have ever read. --Science & Society Perhaps the first truly original new version of [Marx's] formation since Auguste Cornu's monumental postwar history ... but also a new theory of what is structurally most central and distinctive in Marx's achievement, namely the unique political nature and powers of the proletariat. --Fredric Jameson, from the Preface

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