None So Fit to Break the Chains: Marx's Ethics of Self-Emancipation (Historical Materialism) (Paperback)

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In None so Fit to Break the Chains, Dan Swain offers an interpretation of Marx's ethics that foregrounds his commitment to working-class self-emancipation and argues for the continued relevance of this principle for contemporary politics. Self-emancipation is frequently overlooked in discussions of Marx's ethics, but it deeply influenced his criticism of capitalism, his approach towards an alternative, and his conception of his own role as activist and theorist.

By emphasizing the place of self-emancipation in Marx 's thought, Swain also arrives at new perspectives on existing debates in the interpretation of Marx, such as the meanings of concepts like alienation, exploitation, and utopianism. This exploration generates far-reaching insights into the relationship between critical theory and political practice.

About the Author


Dan Swain, Ph.D. (2015), Essex, is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He is the author of Alienation: An Introduction to Marx's Theory.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781642593358
ISBN-10: 1642593354
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: October 6th, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Historical Materialism