Dance of the Dialectic: STEPS IN MARX'S METHOD

Dance of the Dialectic: STEPS IN MARX'S METHOD

Bertell Ollman


Bertell Ollman has been hailed as "this country's major authority on dialectics and Marx's process" via Paul Sweezy, the editor of per thirty days evaluation and dean of America's Marx students. during this publication Ollman deals a radical research of Marx's use of dialectical technique. Marx made super inventive use of dialectical approach to examine the origins, operation, and course of capitalism. regrettably, his promised ebook on technique used to be by no means written, in order that readers wishing to appreciate and overview Marx's theories, or to revise or use them, have needed to continue and not using a transparent grab of the dialectic within which the theories are framed. the end result has been extra confrontation over "what Marx relatively intended" than over the writings of the other significant philosopher. In placing Marx's philosophy of inner relatives and his use of the method of abstraction--two little-studied points of dialectics--at the guts of this account, Ollman presents a model of Marx's approach that's instantaneously systematic, scholarly, transparent, and eminently necessary. Ollman not just sheds vital new mild on what Marx relatively intended in his assorted theoretical pronouncements, yet in rigorously laying out the stairs in Marx's process he permits a reader to place the dialectic to paintings in his or her personal study. He additionally convincingly argues the case for why social scientists and humanists in addition to philosophers may want to achieve this.

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