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The Great Philosophers:Marx

By Terry Eagleton

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Part of the GREAT PHILOSOPHERS series.

Part of the GREAT PHILOSOPHERS series.

Terry Eagleton explains that freedom, for Marx, entailed release from commercial labour, "a kind of creative superabundance over what is materially essential". 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".

Biographical Notes

Terry Eagleton is the Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University, Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland and Distinguished Visiting Professor of English Literature at The University of Notre Dame.

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  • ISBN: 9781780221816
  • Publication date: 13 Oct 2011
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  • Imprint: W&N
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