Historical Materialism

Author: Nikolai Bukharin

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473348722

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

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This classic volume contains Nikolai Bukharin’s 1928 treatise, “Historical Materialism”. Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin (1888–1938) was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and author. Bukharin was an important Bolshevik revolutionary, and spent six years with Lenin and Trotsky in exile. He wrote prolifically on the subject of revolutionary theory. This book will appeal to those with an interest in the Russian Revolution, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: “The Practical Importance of the Social Sciences”, “Cause and Purpose in the Social Sciences (Causation and Teleology”, “Determinism and Indeterminism (Necessity and Free Will)”, “Dialectic Materialism”, “Society”, “The Equilibrium Between Society and Nature”, “The Equilibrium Between the Elements of Society”, etc. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
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Onward English: 2-Teacher Cassette (Two)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125006978

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Page: N.A

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The Audiocassettes Which Are Linked To The Readers, Present Voice And Sound Recordings Of The Texts, And Exercises In Pronunciation, Stress, Intonation And Guided Dialogue.
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The Nation-State and Violence

Volume 2 of A Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520060395

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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The social sciences have long been based upon contrasts drawn between the 'militaristic' societies of the past, and the 'capitalist' or 'industrial' societies of the present. But how valid are such contrasts, given that the current era is one stamped by the impact of war and by the intensive development of sophisticated weaponry? In setting out to address this and similar questions, this book investigates issues that have been substantially neglected by those working in sociology and social theory. Anthony Giddens offers a sociological analysis of the nature of the modern nation-state and its association with the means of waging war. His analysis is connected in a detailed way to problems that have traditionally preoccupied sociologists - the impact of capitalism and industrialism upon social development in the modern period. The result is a theory both of the institutional parameters of modernity and of the nature of international relations. The book is a sequel to the author's much discussed Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism. The framework of social theory outlined in that work is here elucidated in a systematic and thorough-going fashion. The novel and provocative ideas which the author develops will interest those working in a wide variety of disciplines: sociology, politics, geography and international affairs.
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Red Kant: Aesthetics, Marxism and the Third Critique

Author: Michael Wayne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472508688

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Is Kant really the 'bourgeois' philosopher that his advocates and opponents take him to be? In this bold and original re-thinking of Kant, Michael Wayne argues that with his aesthetic turn in the Third Critique, Kant broke significantly from the problematic philosophical structure of the Critique of Pure Reason. Through his philosophy of the aesthetic Kant begins to circumnavigate the dualities in his thought. In so doing he shows us today how the aesthetic is a powerful means for imagining our way past the apparent universality of contemporary capitalism. Here is an unfamiliar Kant: his concepts of beauty and the sublime are reinterpreted as attempts to socialise the aesthetic while Wayne reconstructs the usually hidden genealogy between Kant and important Marxist concepts such as totality, dialectics, mediation and even production. In materialising Kant's philosophy, this book simultaneously offers a Marxist defence of creativity and imagination grounded in our power to think metaphorically and in Kant's concept of reflective judgment. Wayne also critiques aspects of Marxist cultural theory that have not accorded the aesthetic the relative autonomy and specificity which it is due. Discussing such thinkers as Adorno, Bourdieu, Colletti, Eagleton, Lukács, Ranciére and others, Red Kant: Aesthetics, Marxism and the Third Critique presents a new reading of Kant's Third Critique that challenges Marxist and mainstream assessments of Kant alike.
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