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By Richard C. Lewontin, Richard Levins

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Scientists act inside of a social context and from a philosophical point of view that's inherently political. whether or not they know it or no longer, scientists continuously decide on facets. The Dialectical Biologist explores this political nature of clinical inquiry, advancing its argument in the framework of Marxist dialectic. those essays pressure the suggestions of continuous swap and co-determination among organism and surroundings, half and full, constitution and approach, technological know-how and politics. all through, this ebook questions our accredited definitions and biases, displaying the self-reflective nature of medical task inside society.

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Download E-books Late Capitalism (Verso Classics) PDF

By Ernest Mandel

Late Capitalism is the 1st significant synthesis to were produced by way of the modern revival of Marxist economics. It represents, in truth, the single systematic try thus far ever made to mix the overall idea of the “laws of movement” of the capitalist mode of creation built by means of Marx, with the concrete background of capitalism within the 20th century.

Mandel’s e-book begins with a tough dialogue of the precise tools for learning the capitalist economies. He seeks to teach why the classical techniques of Luxemburg, Bukharin, Bauer and Grossman didn't accomplish the additional improvement of Marxist concept whose urgency turned glaring after Marx’s demise. He then sketches the constitution of the realm marketplace and the version sorts of surplus-profit that experience characterised its successive levels. On those foundations, Late Capitalism proceeds to develop a really daring schema of the “long waves” of enlargement and contraction within the background of capitalism, from the Napoleonic Wars to the current. Mandel criticizes and refines Kondratieff’s well-known use of the notion.

Mandel’s ebook surveys in flip the most fiscal features of past due capitalism because it has emerged within the modern interval. The final expansionary lengthy wave, it argues, begun with the victory of fascism at the eu continent and the arrival of the battle economies within the US and united kingdom through the Forties, and produced the list international increase of 1947-72. Mandel discusses the explanations why the dynamic upswing of progress during this interval used to be certain to achieve its limits on the flip of the Nineteen Seventies, and why an extended wave of monetary stagnation and intensified type fight has set in today.

Late Capitalism is a landmark in Marxist fiscal literature. particularly designed to provide an explanation for the foreign recession of the Nineteen Seventies, it's a vital advisor to knowing the character of the realm fiscal problem at the present time.

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Download E-books A History of Marxian Economics, Volume 2: 1929-1990 (Princeton Legacy Library) PDF

By Michael Charles Howard, John Edward King

This moment quantity completes a serious historical past of the social, political, and theoretical forces at the back of Marxian economics--the in basic terms paintings in English to provide such accomplished therapy. starting with Marxian analyses of the good melancholy and Stalinism, it explores the theories built to provide an explanation for the "long boom" in Western capitalism after the second one global battle. Later chapters take care of post-Leninist theories of imperialism and carrying on with controversies in price concept and the speculation of exploitation. After outlining contemporary paintings at the "second slump," the mixing of rational-choice thought into Marxism, and the political economic system of socialism, the ebook concludes with a evaluate and assessment of Marxian concept over the total interval because Marx's demise. compliment for the 1st quantity: "Howard and King have performed an exceptional job... One comes away with the impact of Marxian economics being a colourful topic, appropriate to the issues of those instances and necessary in functional matters."--Meghnad Desai, the days better schooling Supplement

Originally released in 1992.

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Download E-books Marxism, Fascism, and Totalitarianism: Chapters in the Intellectual History of Radicalism PDF

By A. James Gregor

This paintings strains the adjustments in classical Marxism (the Marxism of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels) that happened after the loss of life of its founders. It outlines the variations that seemed round the flip of the 20th century—one of which was once to be of effect one of the fans of Adolf Hitler, one other of which used to be to form the ideology of Benito Mussolini, and nonetheless one other of which supplied the doctrinal intent for V. I. Lenin's Bolshevism and Joseph Stalin's communism. This account differs from many others by means of rejecting a standard left/right distinction—a contrast that makes it obscure how totalitarian political associations might come up out of most likely diametrically hostile political ideologies. Marxism, Fascism, and Totalitarianism therefore is helping to give an explanation for the typical positive factors of "left-wing" and "right-wing" regimes within the 20th century.

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Download E-books Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: An Analytical Bibliography PDF

By Cecil L. Eubanks

The venture to put up the works of Marx and Engels keeps, and this publication, released in 1984, places jointly a entire bibliography in their works both written in or translated into English, together with books, monographs, articles, chapters and doctoral dissertations, including the works in their interpreters. The inclusion of the secondary literature makes this a very helpful bibliography, and contributes vastly to the knowledge of the idea of Marx and Engels.

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Download E-books Critique of Economic Reason (Radical Thinkers) PDF

André Gorz’s previous books—from Ecology as Politics to Farewell to the operating Class and Paths to Paradise—have educated and encouraged the main radical currents in eco-friendly pursuits in Europe and the US during the last twenty years. In Critique of financial Reason, he bargains his fullest account so far of the terminal hindrance of a approach the place each job and aspiration has been subjected to the guideline of the marketplace. through conscientiously delineating the existential and cultural limits of financial rationality, he emphasizes the pressing have to create a society which rejects the paintings ethic in desire of an emancipatory ethic of loose time.

At the guts of his substitute is an advocacy no longer of “full employment,” yet of an equivalent distribution of the diminishing volume of important paid paintings. He offers a pragmatic process for decreasing the operating week, and develops a thorough model of a assured salary for all. peculiarly, he argues utopian imaginative and prescient is now the single real looking suggestion, and that “economic cause needs to be again to its true—that is subordinate—place.”

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Download E-books The Revolution Betrayed PDF

By Leon Trotsky

With the revolution of 1917, the Russian humans reworked their kingdom right into a staff' republic--but lower than a decade later, Stalin and his bureaucrats seized strength, resulting in the state's corruption and supreme decay. during this critique of Stalinism from the Marxist viewpoint, Trotsky offers a brilliantly prescient research of the inevitable cave in of the Soviet Union that unearths the roots of the region's present unrest.

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Download E-books The Condition of the Working Class in England (Classics) PDF

By Friedrich Engels

This forceful polemic explores the incredible human price of the commercial Revolution in Victorian England. Engels paints an unforgettable photo of way of life within the new commercial cities, and for miners and agricultural employees in a savage indictment of the greed of the bourgeoisie. His later preface, written for the 1st English variation of 1892 and incorporated right here, introduced the tale modern within the gentle of 40 years' extra mirrored image.

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Download E-books Ernst Bloch PDF

By Vincent Geoghegan

Ernst Bloch might be most sensible recognized for his sophisticated and innovative research of utopias and utopianism, yet his paintings additionally presents a accomplished and insightful research of western tradition, politics and society. but, simply because he has no longer been one in every of simplest of writers to learn his complete contribution has no longer been commonly said. Block built a posh conceptual framework, and offered this in a prose variety which many have chanced on to verge at the impenetrable.
In this serious and obtainable creation to at least one of the main attention-grabbing thinkers of the 20 th century, Vincent Geoghegan unravels a lot of the secret of the fellow and his principles.

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Download E-books Introducing Marxism: A Graphic Guide PDF

Was Marx himself a 'Marxist'? used to be his visionary promise of socialism betrayed through Marxist dictatorship? Is Marxism necessarily totalitarian? What did Marx rather say? "Introducing Marxism" presents a primary account of Karl Marx's unique philosophy, its roots in nineteenth century ecu ideology, his radical fiscal and social feedback of capitalism that encouraged colossal twentieth century revolutions.

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