Marxism & Scientific Socialism: From Engels to Althusser (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought)

Marxism & Scientific Socialism: From Engels to Althusser (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought)

Paul Thomas


Engels declared at Marx’s funeral in Highgate Cemetery that "just as Darwin came upon the legislations of improvement of natural nature, so Marx stumbled on the legislations of improvement of human history". clinical socialism used to be the time period Engels used to explain Marx's socio-economic philosophy and plenty of later theorists sought to augment Marxist idea with a supposedly medical foundation.

This publication explains the advance of the assumption of clinical socialism during the nineteenth and twentieth century from its origins in Engels to its final manifestation within the paintings of Althusser. It presents a close research of Engel's personal conceptualisation, the effect of Darwin, the connection to the 'official' historic materialism of the Soviet states and later reformulations by way of Althusser and others. In so doing it presents a vibrant highbrow heritage of Marxist and socialist inspiration, exploring its major insights to boot its take place disasters.

Marxism and medical Socialism could be of specific curiosity to these with an curiosity within the improvement of Marxism and socialism, political ideologies and the historical past of Western political thought.

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