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A Dictionary of Marxist Thought (2nd Edition) by Tom Bottomore

By Tom Bottomore

This ebook, half dictionary and half encyclopaedia, has turn into the normal reference paintings at the suggestions of Marxism and the members and colleges of notion that experience accordingly contributed to the physique of Marxist rules. The dictionary has been fulled revised and up-to-date, with over fifty new entries on significant texts, on subject matters that experience turn into suitable because the first version seemed, and in components the place the country of information and realizing has moved considerably. All entries were revised the place wanted, all analyzing lists up-to-date, and the bibliography has been thoroughly revised and accelerated.

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Its practitioners' central interest is to determine whether substantive Marxist claims hold in the precise languages of modern methodologies and models, including methodologies and models developed by non-Marxist scholars. The term sometimes refers more narrowly to the approaches of specific analytical Marxists, particularly G. A. Cohen and John Roemer. Analytical Marxism as broadly defined above is not new. Its roots lie in the debate between Bohm-Bawerk and HILFFRDING about the logical consistency of labour values and prices of production.

Secondly, the eastern and western halves of the Empire developed differently: only in the latter did feudalism finally replace the ancient social formation. No one now believes in a revolutionary overthrow of ancient society, a notion that never had any foundation except in dogma (Staerman and Heinen, in Heinen 1980). But the east-west divide requires explanation, which must lie in the distinction between the Asiatic and the ancient formations that had been brought together under one political system, and in the introduction into the western Empire of the Germanic mode (Anderson 1974).

Gerratana, Valentino 1977: Althusser and Stalinism'. Glucksmann, Andre 1972: 'A Ventriloquist Structuralism'. Thompson, E. P. 1978: I he Poverty of Theory. NORMAN CKRAS analytical Marxism A term given to theoretical approaches which use contemporary methodologies of philosophy and social science to reconsider Marxist propositions about society. In contrast to theories such as Althusser's, analytical Marxism denies that Marxism is defined by its distinctive method. Its practitioners' central interest is to determine whether substantive Marxist claims hold in the precise languages of modern methodologies and models, including methodologies and models developed by non-Marxist scholars.

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