The Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx

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The Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx
The Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx, first edition.JPG
Cover of the first edition
Author Shlomo Avineri
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Karl Marx
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 269
ISBN 978-0521096195

The Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx is a 1968 book about Karl Marx by the political scientist Shlomo Avineri. Commentators have praised the book, which has become a classic.


Emphasizing the influence of the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel on Marx, and the continuity of Marx's thought from its earliest formulations,[1] Avineri also provides a full discussion of Marx's use of Ludwig Feuerbach's criticism of Hegel.[2]

Scholarly reception[edit]

The work has been praised by the political scientist David McLellan,[1][3] and identified as a classic by the political theorist Terrell Carver.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b McLellan, David (1995). The Thought of Karl Marx: An Introduction. London: Papermac. p. 264. ISBN 0-333-63948-0. 
  2. ^ Kamenka, Eugene (1970). The Philosophy of Ludwig Feuerbach. New York: Praeger Publishers. p. 160. 
  3. ^ McLellan, David (1975). Marx. Glasgow: Fontana. p. 87. ISBN 0-333-63947-2. 
  4. ^ Berlin, Isaiah; Ryan, Alan; Carver, Terrell (1995). Karl Marx: His Life and Environment. London: Fontana Press. p. 212. ISBN 0-00-686339-6.