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Marxism and Ethics Today

  • Elizabeth Rapaport
Part of the The Hastings Center Series in Ethics book series (HCSE)

Abstract

Michael Harrington has rescued Marxism from some of the most entrenched distortions perpetrated by Marx’s critics and by Marxists from whom those critics learned the Marxism they reject. Harrington and I are in agreement on a number of broad but crucial questions about the nature of Marxism and of a Marxist approach to ethics today. My Marx too is a moralist, a democratic humanist, and a subtle social analyst rather than a doctrinaire economic determinist. I will follow Harrington’s lead in identifying myself and my Marxism politically in order to clarify our different interpretations of Marx.

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Ethical Theory Capitalist Society Capitalist Development Historical Materialism Class Consciousness 
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