By G. A. Cohen

Taking Karl Marx's thought of historical past as their element of departure, those essays, broadly revised and rewritten for this quantity, chronicle the expansion of humanity's energy to provide, and the agony that the byproducts of this freedom--exploitation, loss of freedom, indignity--have brought on. Cohen starts with a dialogue and protection of ancient materialism prior to expressing his personal reservations concerning the idea, arguing that the reality of ancient materialism is much extra open than many Marxists think. He then addresses many of the important problems below which staff hard work in modern capitalist type society, supplying vital new insights for all scholars of politics, political thought, and Marxism.

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