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Sean Sayers

What does Marx mean by ‘alienation’? What role does the concept play in his critique of capitalism and his vision of a future society?

Marx and Alienation deals in depth with some of the most important philosophical assumptions of Marx’s work. It sets Marx’s account of alienation and its overcoming in the context of the Hegelian philosophy from which it derives, and discusses it in relation to contemporary debates and controversies. It challenges recent accounts of Marx’s theory, and shows that knowledge of Hegel’s philosophy is essential for an understanding of central themes in Marx’s philosophy.

Marx and Alienation explains and discusses Marx’s ideas in an original and accessible fashion and makes a major contribution to Marxist philosophy.

SEAN SAYERS is Professor of Philosophy at theUniversityofKent Hehas written extensively on Marxist and Hegelian philosophy. He is the founder and editor of the online Marx and Philosophy Review of Books.

Palgrave Macmillan 2011 – ISBN 9780230276543 – Hardback £50.00


Sean Sayers, Professor of Philosophy,

SchoolofEuropeanCulture and Languages

UniversityofKent,CanterburyCT2 7NF,UK

Tel +44 1227-824945; Fax +44 1227-823641

Editor, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

Just published: Marx and Alienation: Essays on Hegelian Themes (Palgrave Macmillan)

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