Marxism and Morality: A Critical Examination of Marxist Ethics

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Not himself a Marxist, Dr Churchich has nevertheless won plaudits for this book from those committed to the philosophy. It is, they acknowledge, thoroughly researched, well reasoned, and balanced in its argument - even if that argument is one with which Marxists are bound to disagree, being based on the premise that 'ethical theories must ultimately rest on metaphysical and psychological preconceptions rather than on some imaginary empirical facts.' The declared aim of this work is to present a full exposition of Marx's and Engels' ideas on morality and ethics, and to indicate some of their errors and weaknesses. Unlike other studies of this subject, Churchich analyses all major aspects of morality, dealing not only with the writings of Marx himself but also with the works of most writers who have commented on Marxist morality and ethics. Marx himself intended to produce a work on social morality, but did not manage to do so. This book will therefore, and without doubt, become the stan

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Dr Nicholas Churchich studied philosophy, theology and science at several university colleges in England and Wales, and holds five University of London diplomas. He has worked at the University of London, the Royal Society of Medicine and the Commonwealth Mycological Institute in Kew Gardens. He is now retired. He is a the author of many articles for scientific journals, and has also written extensively on moral and political themes.

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