History Labour and Freedom

Taking Karl Marx's theory of history as their point of departure, these essays chronicle the growth of humanity's power to produce, and the suffering that the byproducts of this freedom--exploitation, lack of freedom, indignity--have caused ...

History  Labour  and Freedom

History Labour and Freedom

Marx saw history as a protracted process of liberation - from the scarcity imposed on humanity by nature, and from the oppression subjects by the ruling classes. The growth of the human power to produce enables humanity to free itself from both material and social adversity, but exploitation and humiliation are the price which the mass of humanity are forced to pay for the part they play in contributing to that growth. Professor Cohen gives a fresh exposition of the theory of historical materialism and defends it against familiar objections; but he also expresses reservations of his own about the theory and offers reformulations of it which seek to accommodate them. In the final part of the book he discusses the unfreedom and exploitation under which workers labour in contemporary class society. Many of the articles which the book brings together are well known, but most have been substantially revised for the present collection. History, Labour, and Freedom is a sequel to the author's influential Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence (OUP 1978).

More Books:

History, Labour, and Freedom
Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: Gerald Allan Cohen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Marx saw history as a protracted process of liberation - from the scarcity imposed on humanity by nature, and from the oppression subjects by the ruling classes. The growth of the human power to produce enables humanity to free itself from both material and social adversity, but exploitation and humiliation
History, Labour, and Freedom
Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: Gerald Allan Cohen, Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory and Fellow G A Cohen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Taking Karl Marx's theory of history as their point of departure, these essays chronicle the growth of humanity's power to produce, and the suffering that the byproducts of this freedom--exploitation, lack of freedom, indignity--have caused.
Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality
Language: en
Pages: 277
Authors: G. A. Cohen, Gerald Allan Cohen
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-10-26 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book, G. A. Cohen examines the libertarian principle of self-ownership, arguing that it cannot deliver the freedom it promises to secure thus undermining the concept that lovers of freedom should embrace capitalism & its accompanying inequality.
Marxism and Struggle
Language: en
Pages: 143
Authors: Mary Davis, Marjorie Mayo
Categories: Communism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

Books about Marxism and Struggle
Radical Philosophy
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Mary Davis, Marjorie Mayo
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher:

Books about Radical Philosophy

Popular All Time

Star Wars™ Character Encyclopedia
LEGO® Awesome Ideas
The LEGO® Ideas Book
Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
Cedric The Shark Learns To Count
The Mason Jar Scientist
Balloonology
How to Draw Manga Chibis & Cute Critters
Ultimate Slime
Big Book of Spy Stuff
The Pocket Guide to Mischief
101 Bible Trivia Questions for Children
Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects
Ancient Earth Journal: The Early Cretaceous
Tea with Milk
Wangari's Trees of Peace
Coding Games in Scratch
The Printer's Devil