The Ethical Foundations of Marxism (Routledge Library Editions: Marxism, Volume 3)

The Ethical Foundations of Marxism (Routledge Library Editions: Marxism, Volume 3)

Eugene Kamenka


The moral Foundations of Marxism, first released in 1962 and corrected and revised for a 1972 version, examines conscientiously and significantly the beginning, distinct nature and next position of Marx’s moral ideals. Drawing freely on Marx’s nonetheless mostly untranslated philosophical works and drafts the writer elicits the moral presuppositions with which Marx begun. He then examines the highbrow improvement that made Marx a Communist and seeks to elucidate where of Marx’s ethic in his mature, ‘materialist’ paintings. Professor Kamenka distinguishes sharply among the severe, moral perspectives of Marx and the inept, traditional functions of his doctrine by way of Engels. He appraises the ‘ethics’ of the Communist get together and strains the improvement of the ethical and felony thought within the Soviet Union. He concludes through subjecting Marxism as a complete to a thorough, moral and philosophical feedback for which Marx himself laid a number of the foundations.

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