From: Rakesh Bhandari (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Sep 11 2002 - 10:56:15 EDT
Untimely Marx: Adventures and Misadventures of a Critique by Daneil Bensaid, Daniel Bensaid, Gregory Elliott (Translator) List Price: $30.00 Our Price: $21.00 You Save: $9.00 (30%) * Hardcover: 400 pages * Publisher: Verso Books; ISBN: 1859847129; (October 2002) * Amazon.com Sales Rank: 1,190,775 Editorial Reviews Book Description Without denying the contradictory character of Marx's thought, the French philosopher Daniel Bensa´d sets out to demonstrate that it was not a philosophy of the end of history, an empirical sociology of classes, or a positive science of economics positing an inexorable progress towards an ineluctable communism. Instead, Marx's 'critique of political economy' encompassed three great critiques of the scientific and political canons of its age-historical reason, sociological rationality and scientific positivism-which make this 19th-century thinker relevant to the 21st century of global capitalism. Indeed, we find here a 'post-postmodern Marx' inhabiting a contemporary world replete with contingency, crisis and contradiction. Bensa´d's book is an invitation to rediscover our foremost contemporary thinker, Karl Marx. About the Author Daniel Bensa´d>/B> teaches philosophy at the University of Paris VIII and is the author of books on Marxism, Walter Benjamin, the French Revolution and Joan of Arc.
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