Hayek Versus Marx: And today's challenges (Routledge by Eric Aarons

By Eric Aarons

The objective of the booklet is to stimulate the realignment of political, theoretical and philosophical considering that's now starting based on international warming. The writer presents an exam of the theories of the main well known social philosophers of the 19th and 20th centuries – Karl Marx and Friedrich Hayek. He does so within the trust that the paintings of those thinkers, of their commonalities and ameliorations, successes and screw ups, comprise vital signs of the content material of a social philosophy suited for today’s stipulations.

The booklet proceeds within the context of the failure of the makes an attempt by means of fans of Marx, having completed political energy, to understand the targets they took to factor from his theories, at the one hand, and of the sooner successes, yet now rising mess ups of the neo-liberal philosophy of Hayek to deal with the with the environmental results of these very successes, at the different. In doing so, the booklet will by the way critique postmodernism, as a result of its declare to be ‘Theory’ as such, which for a iteration impeded real theoretical and philosophical work.

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