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.jpg
Cover of the 1970 Cambridge University Press edition
Author Shlomo Avineri
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Karl Marx
Genre Philosophy
Published 1968 (Cambridge University Press)
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
Pages 269
ISBN 521 04071 X (hardback)
0 521 09619 7 (paperback)

The Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx is a 1968 book about Karl Marx by political scientist Shlomo Avineri.


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 David McLellan,[1][3] and identified as a classic by 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.