Marx Through Post-Structuralism : Lyotard, Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze PDF
by Simon Choat
Part of the Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy series
Marx Through Post-Structuralism presents a thorough critical examination of the readings of Marx given by four post-structuralist thinkers, all key figures in Continental philosophy: Jean-Franois Lyotard, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Gilles Deleuze.
Arguing that both Marx and the post-structuralists seek to produce a genuinely materialist philosophy, the author aims to develop a better understanding of both Marx and post-structuralism and in so doing to reflect on the possibilities and problems for materialist philosophy more broadly.
Against the common assumption that post-structuralism begins with a rejection of Marx, Choat argues that Marx has been a key influence on post-structuralist thought and that each of the four thinkers examined affirms Marxs contemporary significance.
By looking at how these thinkers have read Marx analysing their direct comments, unspoken uses, and implicit criticisms the book demonstrates that there is a distinct and original post-structuralist approach to Marx that allows us to read him in a new light.
- Format: PDF
- Pages: 214 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
- Publication Date: 10/06/2010
- Category: Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780826442758
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