Analytical Marxism

Analytical Marxism

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  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521317313
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As John Roemer says in his introduction to this volume, 'During the past decade, what now appears as a new species in social theory has been forming: analytically sophisticated Marxism. Its practitioners are largely inspired by Marxian questions which they pursue with contemporary tools of logic, mathematics, and model building ... These writers are, self-consciously, products of both the Marxian and non-Marxian traditions.' This volume assembles substantial and original essays, both published and unpublished, by some of the leading practitioners of 'analytical Marxism'. The essays discuss a number of the fundamental issues of Marxian thought as well as questions that conventional Marxists see no need to raise. They exemplify the ways in which analytical Marxists are beginning to reinvigorate the Marxian tradition and, in doing so, to break down the barriers that have divided it from other forms of social theory. The volume will make an excellent textbook and an ideal introduction to this new approach.

Table of Contents

About the authors
Introduction
Part I. Historical Materialism: 1. Forces and
relations of production G. A. Cohen
2. The social basis of economic development
Robert Brenner
3. The theory of combined and uneven
development: a critique Jon Elster
4. Marxist ideas in development economics: an
evaluation Pranab Bardhan
Part II. Class: 5. New directions in the
Marxian theory of exploitation and class John
Roemer
6. What is middle about the middle class? Erik
Olin Wright
7. Three challenges to class Jon Elster
8. Material interests, class compromise, and
the transition to socialism
Part III. Method: 9. 'Rational choice' Marxism:
some issues of method and substance John Roemer
10. Further thoughts on Marxism, functionalism,
and game theory Jon Elster
11. Marxism and fundamental explanation G. A.
Cohen
Part IV. Justice: 12. The structure of
proletarian unfreedom G. A. Cohen
13. Should Marxists be interested in
exploitation? John Roemer
14. Marx and equality Allen Wood
Bibliography.