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In publishing Marx's Concept of Man in 1961, Erich Fromm presented to the English-speaking world for the first time Karl Marx's then recently discovered Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts. Including the Manuscripts and many other philosophical writings by Marx as well as Fromm's own extended response, many of these writings have since become recognised as important works in their own right. Fromm stresses Marx's humanist philosophy and challenges both contemporary Western ignorance of Marx and Soviet corruptions of his work. Fromm's analysis of Marx's work and his dissemination of these neglected writings by Marx himself fundamentally altered the prevailing discourse about Marxism, revolutionising contemporary thought and providing a formative influence for the development of the New Left.

Author: Fromm Erich
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781472513953
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2013


Part I: Marx's Concept of Man, Erich Fromm
1. The Falsification of Marx's Concepts
2. Marx's Historical Materialism
3. The Problem of Consciousness, Social Structure and the Use of Force
4. The Nature of Man
5. Alienation
6. Marx's Concept of Socialism
7. The Continuity in Marx's Thought
8. Marx, The Man
Part II: Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, Karl Marx
Translator's Note
First Manuscript: Alienated Labour
Second Manuscript: The Relationship of Private Property
Third Manuscript: Private Property and Labour
Private Property and Communism
Needs, Production and Division of Labour
Critique of Hegel's Dialectic and General Philosophy
From German Ideology
Preface to a Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy
Introduction to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Law.
Critique of Religion
Reminiscences of Marx, Paul Lafargue
Jenny Marx to Joseph Weydemeyer
Karl Marx, Eleanor Marx-Aveling
Confession, Karl Marx
Karl Marx's Funeral, Frederick Engels

Afterword, Erich Fromm

Born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Erich Fromm (1900-1980) studied sociology and psychoanalysis. In 1933, he emigrated as a member of the Frankfurt School of social thinkers to the United States, moved to Mexico in 1950, and spent his twilight years between 1974 and 1980 in Switzerland. His books Fear of Freedom (1941) and The Art of Loving (1956) made him famous. Other well-known books are Marx's Concept of Man, Beyond the Chains of Illusion, and The Essential Fromm.

Karl Marx (1818-1883)was a philosopher, social scientist, historian and revolutionary activist. Oneof the most widely influential - if often controversial - thinkers of the last200 years, his books include TheCommunist Manifesto and the unfinished multi-volume work Capital.

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