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Human dignity: social autonomy and the critique of capitalism

Contributor(s): Bonefeld, Werner [Editor] | Psychopedis, Kosmas [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Routledge 2005Description: vi, 189 p. Includes index.ISBN: 9781138266827.Subject(s): Capitalism - Social aspects | Dignity | Marxian economics | Autonomy - Psychology | Comparative economicsDDC classification: 306.342 Summary: Against the background of growing uncertainty about the future development of capitalism, and in the face of war, terror and poverty, this book asks: What do we have to know to prevent misery? What can we do to achieve conditions of human dignity? And what must we hope for? The volume argues that all social life is essentially practical and explores the central most important value of human dignity. It discusses practical consequences in relation to the theory of revolution and contemporary anti-globalization struggles. Targeted towards advanced undergraduate courses and taught post-graduate courses in the field of politics, sociology, political philosophy and new social movement studies, it should also be welcomed in the study of critical theory, Marxism, labour studies and revolutionary thought. https://www.routledge.com/Human-Dignity-Social-Autonomy-and-the-Critique-of-Capitalism-1st-Edition/Bonefeld-Psychopedis/p/book/9781138266827
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Table of contents

List of Contributors
1 Human Dignity: Social Autonomy and the Critique of Capitalism
Part I Critique of Capitalism and the Question of Revolution
2 Some Aspects of Marx's Concept of Critique in the Context of his Economic-Philosophical Theory
3 Social Reality as Appearance: Some Notes on Marx's Conception of Reality
4 Social Critique and the Logic of Revolution: From Kant to Marx and from Marx to Us
Part II Social Autonomy: Time, Experience and Means
5 Beyond the Muck of Ages
6 The Untimely Timeliness of Rosa Luxemburg
7 Time of Reification and Time of Insubordination. Some Notes
Part III Human Dignity: Anti-Capitalism and Perverted Forms of Resistance
8 Nationalism and Anti-Semitism in Anti-Globalization Perspective
9 Stop Making Capitalism
Index


Against the background of growing uncertainty about the future development of capitalism, and in the face of war, terror and poverty, this book asks: What do we have to know to prevent misery? What can we do to achieve conditions of human dignity? And what must we hope for? The volume argues that all social life is essentially practical and explores the central most important value of human dignity. It discusses practical consequences in relation to the theory of revolution and contemporary anti-globalization struggles. Targeted towards advanced undergraduate courses and taught post-graduate courses in the field of politics, sociology, political philosophy and new social movement studies, it should also be welcomed in the study of critical theory, Marxism, labour studies and revolutionary thought.

https://www.routledge.com/Human-Dignity-Social-Autonomy-and-the-Critique-of-Capitalism-1st-Edition/Bonefeld-Psychopedis/p/book/9781138266827

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