Marx and Alienation
Essays on Hegelian Themes
What does Marx mean by 'alienation'? What role does the concept play in
his critique of capitalism and his vision of a future society?
Marx and Alienation deals in depth with some of the most important
philosophical assumptions of Marx's work. It sets Marx's account of
alienation and its overcoming in the context of the Hegelian philosophy
from which it derives, and discusses it in relation to contemporary
debates and controversies. It challenges recent accounts of Marx's
theory, and shows that knowledge of Hegel's philosophy is essential for
an understanding of central themes in Marx's philosophy.
Marx and Alienation explains and discusses Marx's ideas in an original
and accessible fashion and makes a major contribution to Marxist
SEAN SAYERS is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kent He has
written extensively on Marxist and Hegelian philosophy. He is the
founder and editor of the online Marx and Philosophy Review of Books.
Palgrave Macmillan 2011 - ISBN 9780230276543 - Hardback £50.00