Interest in the study of Marx’s thought has shown a revival in recent years, with a number of newly established academic societies, conferences, and journals dedicated to discussing his thought. This book brings together distinguished and up-and-coming scholars to provide a major re-evaluation of historical issues in Marx scholarship and to connect Marx’s ideas with fresh debates in contemporary Anglo-American social and political philosophy. Among the topics discussed are Marx’s relationship to his philosophical predecessors—including Hegel, the young Hegelians, and the utopian socialists—his concept of recognition, his critique of liberalism, and his views on the good life. This book will be of interest to scholars and advanced students interested in Marx, Hegel, the history of political thought, and social and political philosophy.

chapter |15 pages


ByJan Kandiyali

part I|63 pages

Marx and his Predecessors

chapter 1|24 pages

Perfectionism, Alienation and Freedom

From the German Idealists to Marx
ByDouglas Moggach

chapter 2|17 pages

The Early Marx and Hegel

The Young Hegelian Mediation
ByEmmanuel Renault

part II|66 pages

Marx and Recognition

chapter 4|19 pages

From the Old Hegel to the Young Marx and Back

Two Sketches of an Evaluative Ontology of the Human Life-Form
ByHeikki Ikäheimo

chapter 5|18 pages

How Do Rights Affect Our Freedom?

On Some Differences Between Hegel and Marx—and Why They Shed Light on Honneth’s Social Philosophy
ByHans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch

chapter 6|27 pages

Human Solidarity in Hegel and Marx

ByAndrew Chitty

part III|61 pages

Marx and Liberalism

chapter 7|14 pages

Marx and Hegel on the Value of ‘Bourgeois’ Ideals

ByFrederick Neuhouser

chapter 8|24 pages

Marxian Liberalism 1

ByJeffrey Reiman

chapter 9|21 pages

Liberalism, Marxism, Equality and Living Well 1

ByChristine Sypnowich

part IV|63 pages

Marx and Communism

chapter 10|28 pages

Two Marxian Themes

The Alienation of Labour and the Linkage Thesis
ByDaniel Brudney

chapter 11|22 pages

Schiller and Marx on Specialization and Self-Realization

ByJan Kandiyali

chapter 12|11 pages

The Idea of Communism

BySean Sayers