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Marxist Ethics within Western Political Theory

A Dialogue with Republicanism, Communitarianism, and Liberalism

Authors: Fischer, N., Milbauer, Asher Z

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As widely applied as Marxist theory is today, there remain a host of key western thinkers whose texts are rarely scrutinized through a Marxist lens. In this philosophical analysis of Marx's never-before translated German notes on Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Lewis Henry Morgan, Norman Fischer points to a strain of Marxist ethics that may only be understood in the context of the great works of Western political theory and philosophy particularly those that emphasize the republican value of public spiritedness, the communitarian value of solidarity, and the liberal values of liberty and equality.

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Norman Arthur Fischer is retired Professor of Philosophy at Kent State University, USA. He is the author of Continuity and Change in Marxism (1982) and Economy and Self: Philosophy and Economics from the Mercantilists to Marx (1979) as well as articles on political, legal, and environmental philosophy, and philosophy of art and literature.

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In this original and provocative work, Norman Fischer unfolds 'the lost history of republican Marxism,' arguing that not only is Marxism compatible with liberalism as democratic, Marxism demands respect for negative liberties it also advances liberalism. Fischer's pointed defense of 'liberal republican Marxism' sets Marxist Ethics Within Western Political Theory apart it is an eye-opener.' Patrick Murray, Creighton University, USA, author of Marx's Theory of Scientific Knowledge (1988) 


'At a time of cultural and political fragmentation, the search for a political philosophy that is both critical and holds to universalist norms, has become elusive. This book, however, provides us with an important corrective to these current academic trends. Fischer's philosophical excavation shows that Marx's ideas are linked to a deep tradition in western political philosophy that emphasized the common good and social justice, a tradition to which we, too, are heirs.' Michael J. Thompson, William Paterson University, USA


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction, Marxist Ethics within Western Political Theory

    Pages 1-17

    Fischer, Norman Arthur

  • Roots of Marxist Republican Democratic Ethics

    Pages 21-53

    Fischer, Norman Arthur

  • Historical Unfolding of Marxist Republican Democratic Ethics

    Pages 55-103

    Fischer, Norman Arthur

  • Roots of Communitarian and Liberal Marxist Property and Justice Theory

    Pages 107-135

    Fischer, Norman Arthur

  • Historical Unfolding of Communitarian Marxist Property and Justice Theory

    Pages 137-160

    Fischer, Norman Arthur

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marxist Ethics within Western Political Theory
Book Subtitle
A Dialogue with Republicanism, Communitarianism, and Liberalism
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Norman Arthur Fischer
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44744-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137447449
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45643-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49847-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 231
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