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Emergentist Marxism

Dialectical Philosophy and Social Theory

By Sean Creaven

Routledge – 2006 – 400 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

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Description

In tackling emergentist Marxism in depth, this well-written volume demonstrates that critical realism and materialist dialectics are indispensable to theorizing the functioning of complex social and physical systems. Author Sean Creaven investigates Marx’s dialectics of being and consciousness, forces and relations of production, base and superstructure, class structure and class conflict, and demonstrates how they allow the social analyst to conceptualize geo-history as embodying a tendential evolutionary directionality, rather than as simply random or indeterminate in terms of its outcomes.

For those interested in social and political theory, Marxism and communism and contemporary social theory, this outstanding volume is an in important read and a valuable resource.

Contents

Introduction 1. Critical Realism and Dialectic 2. Materialist Dialectics 3. Socio-Historical Materialism 4. Stratification and Power 5. Marx and Weber and the Dialectics of History. Conclusion

Name: Emergentist Marxism: Dialectical Philosophy and Social Theory (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Sean Creaven. In tackling emergentist Marxism in depth, this well-written volume demonstrates that critical realism and materialist dialectics are indispensable to theorizing the functioning of complex social and physical systems. Author Sean Creaven investigates...
Categories: Marxism & Communism, Social & Political Theory, Contemporary Social Theory