Making Sense of Marx is a 1985 book about Karl Marx by Jon Elster.
Elster reevaluates Marx's ideas from a rational choice perspective, arguing that Marx at his most insightful was in some sense a methodological individualist.
Elster's work was praised by David McLellan work as "sharp" and "hard-headed", and as "erudite" by Richard W. Miller.
Jan Narveson writes that Making Sense of Marx was, "greeted with highly mixed feelings by those who had hoped the title meant that there was sense to be made" of Marx.
- McLellan, David (1995). Karl Marx: A Biography. London: Papermac. ISBN 0-333-63947-2.
- Miller, Richard W. (1999). Carver, Terrell, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Marx. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-36694-1.
- Narveson, Jan (2001). The Libertarian Idea. Orchard Park, New York: Broadview Press. ISBN 1-55111-421-6.