The Theory of Revolution in Young Marx
In the 1840s, the young German journalist Karl Marx developed a method for understanding modern society that remains indispensable today. Löwy demonstrates the lasting importance of Marx’s early writings on alienation and emancipation, and traces the genealogy of Marx’s ideas among the intellectual currents of the day. By contextualizing Marx’s unique reconciliation of materialism with dialectics among the intellectual debates and nascent workers struggles of the era, Löwy presents an illuminating materialist history of Marx’s materialism.
Part of the Historical Materialism Book Series.
“This book is brilliant, incisive, honest and deserves to be read with attention. It is an important event in the Marxist theoretical production.”
“A remarkable [work], whose merit is not only theoretical, but also historical, because it examines unknown aspects of the evolution of young Marx’s thinking.”
“A reading of Marx that breaks with dominant pseudo-orthodoxies. It has great qualities as the analysis of a very important moment in the history of political thought.”
--Folha de S. Paulo, S.Paulo