Marx

Marx

"First published 1980 as an Oxford University Press paperback; Reissued 1996; First published as a Very Short Introduction 2000"--Title page verso.

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198821076

Category: Philosophy

Page: 130

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"First published 1980 as an Oxford University Press paperback; Reissued 1996; First published as a Very Short Introduction 2000"--Title page verso.
Categories: Philosophy

Communism A Very Short Introduction

Communism  A Very Short Introduction

The collapse of communism was one of the most defining moments of the twentieth century. This Very Short Introduction examines the history behind the political, economic, and social structures of communism as an ideology.

Author: Leslie Holmes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199551545

Category: Political Science

Page: 155

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The collapse of communism was one of the most defining moments of the twentieth century. This Very Short Introduction examines the history behind the political, economic, and social structures of communism as an ideology.
Categories: Political Science

Socialism a Very Short Introduction

Socialism  a Very Short Introduction

Exploring the role of socialism over the last two hundred years, Michael Newman explains its major theories, and the key challenges facing it today.

Author: Michael Newman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198836421

Category:

Page: 200

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Exploring the role of socialism over the last two hundred years, Michael Newman explains its major theories, and the key challenges facing it today. Drawing on case studies such as Bolivia and Cuba, he considers recent attempts to put socialism into practice, and argues that it remains ultimately relevant in today's world.
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Ideology

Ideology

This book explains why ideologies deserve respect as a major form of political thinking, without which we cannot make sense of the political world.

Author: Michael Freeden

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192802811

Category: Philosophy

Page: 142

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Ideology is one of the most controversial terms in the political vocabulary, exciting both revulsion and inspiration. This book examines the reasons for those views, and explains why ideologies deserve respect as a major form of political thinking. It investigates the centrality of ideology both as a political phenomenon and as an organizing framework of political thought and action. It explores the changing understandings of ideology as a concept, and the arguments of the main ideologies. By employing the latest insights from a range of disciplines, the reader is introduced to the vitality and force of a crucial resource at the disposal of societies, through which sense and purpose is assigned to the political world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Philosophy

German Literature A Very Short Introduction

German Literature  A Very Short Introduction

This Very Short Introduction illuminates the particular character and power of German literature, and examines its impact on the wider cultural world.

Author: Nicholas Boyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015076168411

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

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German writers, be it Goethe, Nietzsche, Marx, Brecht or Mann, have had a profound influence on the modern world. This Very Short Introduction illuminates the particular character and power of German literature, and examines its impact on the wider cultural world.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Engels A Very Short Introduction

Engels  A Very Short Introduction

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Author: Terrell Carver

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191577956

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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It is by no means absurd to say that Engels invented Marxism. His work did more than Marx to make converts of the most influential political movement of modern times. He was not only the father of dialectical and historical materialism, the official philosophies of history and science in many communist countries; he was also the first Marxist historian, anthropologist, philosopher, and commentator on early Marx. In his later years Engels developed his materialist interpretation of history, his chief intellectual legacy, which has had revolutionary effects on the arts and social sciences. Terrell Carver traces its source and its effect on the development of Marxist theory and practice, assesses its utility, and discusses the difficulties which Marxists have encountered in defending it. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Political Science

Marx A Very Short Introduction

Marx  A Very Short Introduction

Very Short Introductions are for anyone wanting a stimulating and accessible way in to a new subject. They are written by experts, and have been published in 13 languages worldwide. Very Short Introductions available from Oxford ...

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191578397

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. He sees him as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a social scientist. He explains alienation, historical materialism, the economic theory of Capital, and Marx's ideas of communism, in plain English, and concludes with an assessment of Marx's legacy. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Political Science

German Philosophy A Very Short Introduction

German Philosophy  A Very Short Introduction

`A very good idea, these Very Short Introductions, a new concept from OUP' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian --Book Jacket.

Author: Andrew Bowie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199569250

Category: History

Page: 137

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`A very good idea, these Very Short Introductions, a new concept from OUP' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian --Book Jacket.
Categories: History

Critical Theory a Very Short Introduction

Critical Theory  a Very Short Introduction

Preface -- Introduction: what is critical theory?

Author: Stephen Eric Bronner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190692674

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Preface -- Introduction: what is critical theory? -- The frankfurt school -- A matter of method -- Critical theory and modernism -- Alienation and reification -- Enlightened illusions -- The utopian laboratory -- The happy consciousness -- The great refusal -- From resignation to renewal -- Unfinished tasks -- Further reading -- Index
Categories: Philosophy

John Stuart Mill a Very Short Introduction

John Stuart Mill  a Very Short Introduction

This book offers a brief survey of his life and ideas, highlighting the philosophical context for his work, exploring the key themes in his writings, and analysing their lasting influence.

Author: Gregory Claeys

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198749998

Category:

Page: 160

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John Stuart Mill (1806-73) is widely regarded as the leading liberal philosopher, economist, and political theorist of nineteenth century Britain. This book offers a brief survey of his life and ideas, highlighting the philosophical context for his work, exploring the key themes in his writings, and analysing their lasting influence.
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