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Written in 1846 and subsequently abandoned by Marx and Engels, only to be rescued in the 1930s by researchers in the USSR, The German Ideology is the high point of Marx’s philosophical thought: a brilliantly insightful, still thrillingly radical work of materialist philosophical therapy.
This new Repeater Classics abridgement, accompanied by a critical introduction and notes by philosopher Tom Whyman, presents a condensed version of the otherwise sprawling and unfinished German Ideology to allow the text’s most vital aspects — Marx and Engels’s materialist method, their vision of communist society, and their understanding of how we might get there — to be brought screaming righteously to the fore.
At a time when interest in Marx’s thought is increasing, and more and more people are looking for an alternative to our necrotic, failing political system, this new abridgement will allow both specialist and lay readers to engage with Marx’s revolutionary philosophical vision of worker and world.
Friedrich Engels was a German philosopher, critic of political economy, historian, political theorist and revolutionary socialist.
Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, critic of political economy, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist, and socialist revolutionary.
Tom Whyman is a philosopher and writer who lives in the north east of England. He has taught at a number of UK universities, and was a contributing writer to The Outline.