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The Great Philosophers


Terry Eagleton



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Weidenfeld & Nicolson
12 January 2021
'We are free when, like artists, we produce without the goad of physical necessity' Karl Marx For Marx, freedom entailed release from commercial labour. In this highly engaging account, Eagleton outlines the relationship between production, labour and ownership which lie at the core of Marx's thinking. Marx's utopia was a place in which labour is increasingly automated, emancipating the wealth of sensuous individual development so that 'savouring a peach [is an aspect] of our self-actualisation as much as building dams or churning out coat-hangers'.

Combining extracts from Marx's revolutionary philosophy, along with insightful analysis, this is the perfect guide to one of the world's greatest thinkers.
By:   Terry Eagleton
Imprint:   Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 176mm,  Width: 110mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   60g
ISBN:   9781474616744
ISBN 10:   1474616747
Series:   The Great Philosophers
Pages:   80
Publication Date:   12 January 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Acclaimed literary scholar and cultural theorist Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of English Literature at Notre Dame. Eagleton is the author of many books including The Idea of Culture, Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic, the bestselling text Literary Theory: An Introduction, Trouble with Strangers: A Study of Ethics and Why Marx Was Right.

Reviews for The Great Philosophers:Marx

The virtue of these deceptively brief books is that they are the real thing - EVENING STANDARD Eagleton is a compelling writer and raconteur - POPMATTERS A promising venture - THE TIMES Rarely have intellectual sophistication and complexity come so cheap - FINANCIAL TIMES The books should improve the cultural circulation of philosophy by their style as well as their substance - TES

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