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Libertarian Communism Marx, Engels and the Political Economy of Freedom

ISBN-10: 0230018963

ISBN-13: 9780230018969

Edition: 2007

Authors: Ernesto Screpanti

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This title re-examines and brings to light the libertarian components of Marx's and Engel's political and economic thought. Central to the book is the discussion of the notion of freedom in Marx and Engel's work.
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Book details

List price: $135.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 12/15/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
A Theory of Welfare?
Communitarian Communism
Marx and Engels as moralists
Egalitarian justice
The New Man
The Hegelian origins of Marx's New Man
The dialectics of communism
The Communism of Abundance
Marx and Engels as amoralists
Against utopian socialism
The land of Cockaigne
A man rich in needs
A digression: 'English communism'
A Theory of Freedom
Freedom and the Individual
The three faces of Marx
The individualist foundations of communism
Social structure and individual agency
Society and the individual in Hegel and Marx
Which freedoms?
What is freedom?
The Emancipation of Labour
Self-management of the producers
To each according to his needs
True democracy
The dictatorship of the proletariat and universal suffrage
The liberation movement
A Reformulation
Foundations of the Liberation Theory
'Possibility means freedom'
Freedom in the production sphere
Freedom in the consumption sphere
Liberated time
The Politics of Communism
Class conflict and the choice opportunities of life projects
The change in production relations
The dissolution of the State
Notes
Bibliography
Subject Index
Name Index