Ethical Marxism and its Radical Critics

  • Lawrence Wilde

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 155-189

About this book


Ethical Marxism and its Radical Critics argues that Marx's conception of human essence is the foundation for an ethic of liberation which permeates his social theory. It testifies to his significant debt to Greek philosophy and culture. Wilde examines how his humanistic ethic was developed by Marcuse and Fromm, and how it has been rejected by Habermas and Gorz. He also explores reservations expressed from feminist and ecological standpoints. The book has been revised in the light of these criticisms, and offers insights into how progress may be made towards a socialist ethical community.


ethics feminism Habermas Jürgen Habermas Karl Marx liberty philosophy politics socialism

Authors and affiliations

  • Lawrence Wilde
    • 1
  1. 1.The Nottingham Trent UniversityUK

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