Marx: A Philosophy of Human Reality (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy)

4.67 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780253336804: Marx: A Philosophy of Human Reality (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy)

If we are to understand Marx's thought, argues French philosopher Michel Henry, we must cast aside Marxism. In his original and richly detailed study of Marx's philosophy, Henry emphasizes the importance of approaching Marx's writings directly, rather than through the intermediary of subsequent interpretations, which often have been politically motivated. In contrast to the usual depiction of Marxian thought as an economically oriented analysis of social reality, Henry contends that in Marx's theory philosophy is primary. Therefore, Marx's writings must properly be viewed--and judged--within the context of the modern philosophical tradition. Marx's basic concern, Henry demonstrates, is with the nature of the human being, the real conditions of human individuality. Central to Henry's reading of Marx, and elaborated here with unprecedented thoroughness, is the theory of praxis, a conception of the individual not as a thinking being, in the Cartesian tradition, but as a laboring being, a producer and consumer situated in a concrete social world. This novel and provocative contribution to the current debate about the nature and meaning of Marx's thought is essential for students of philosophy, Marxism, and political theory. Kathleen McLaughlin's excellent translation of Henry's abridgement of his two-volume work preserves the power and freshness of the French original.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Michel Henry is Professor of Philosophy at the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier and author of The Essence of Manifestation and Philosophy and Phenomenology of the Body.

Kathleen McLaughlin's translations from the French include The Cogito in Husserl's Philosophy by Gaston Berger.

Language Notes:

Text: English, French (translation)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Henry, Michel
ISBN 10: 0253336805 ISBN 13: 9780253336804
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Bookseller Inventory # 2093977

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Michel Henry
Published by Indiana University Press (1983)
ISBN 10: 0253336805 ISBN 13: 9780253336804
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 1983. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780253336804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Michel Henry
Published by Indiana University Press, United States (1983)
ISBN 10: 0253336805 ISBN 13: 9780253336804
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, United States, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. If we are to understand Marx s thought, argues French philosopher Michel Henry, we must cast aside Marxism. In his original and richly detailed study of Marx s philosophy, Henry emphasizes the importance of approaching Marx s writings directly, rather than through the intermediary of subsequent interpretations, which often have been politically motivated. In contrast to the usual depiction of Marxian thought as an economically oriented analysis of social reality, Henry contends that in Marx s theory philosophy is primary. Therefore, Marx s writings must properly be viewed--and judged--within the context of the modern philosophical tradition. Marx s basic concern, Henry demonstrates, is with the nature of the human being, the real conditions of human individuality. Central to Henry s reading of Marx, and elaborated here with unprecedented thoroughness, is the theory of praxis, a conception of the individual not as a thinking being, in the Cartesian tradition, but as a laboring being, a producer and consumer situated in a concrete social world. This novel and provocative contribution to the current debate about the nature and meaning of Marx s thought is essential for students of philosophy, Marxism, and political theory. Kathleen McLaughlin s excellent translation of Henry s abridgement of his two-volume work preserves the power and freshness of the French original. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780253336804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Henry, Michel
Published by Indiana University Press
ISBN 10: 0253336805 ISBN 13: 9780253336804
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0253336805 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2122347361

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Michel Henry
Published by Indiana University Press, United States (1983)
ISBN 10: 0253336805 ISBN 13: 9780253336804
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, United States, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. If we are to understand Marx s thought, argues French philosopher Michel Henry, we must cast aside Marxism. In his original and richly detailed study of Marx s philosophy, Henry emphasizes the importance of approaching Marx s writings directly, rather than through the intermediary of subsequent interpretations, which often have been politically motivated. In contrast to the usual depiction of Marxian thought as an economically oriented analysis of social reality, Henry contends that in Marx s theory philosophy is primary. Therefore, Marx s writings must properly be viewed--and judged--within the context of the modern philosophical tradition. Marx s basic concern, Henry demonstrates, is with the nature of the human being, the real conditions of human individuality. Central to Henry s reading of Marx, and elaborated here with unprecedented thoroughness, is the theory of praxis, a conception of the individual not as a thinking being, in the Cartesian tradition, but as a laboring being, a producer and consumer situated in a concrete social world.This novel and provocative contribution to the current debate about the nature and meaning of Marx s thought is essential for students of philosophy, Marxism, and political theory. Kathleen McLaughlin s excellent translation of Henry s abridgement of his two-volume work preserves the power and freshness of the French original. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780253336804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Henry, Michel
Published by Indiana University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0253336805 ISBN 13: 9780253336804
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 15
Print on Demand
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0253336805

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Michel Henry
Published by Indiana University Press (1983)
ISBN 10: 0253336805 ISBN 13: 9780253336804
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 1983. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780253336804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.60
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Michel Henry
Published by Indiana University Press (1983)
ISBN 10: 0253336805 ISBN 13: 9780253336804
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 1983. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CA-9780253336804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.60
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Michel Henry
Published by Indiana University Press
ISBN 10: 0253336805 ISBN 13: 9780253336804
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 20
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. 330 pages. Dimensions: 9.3in. x 6.4in. x 1.1in.If we are to understand Marxs thought, argues French philosopher Michel Henry, we must cast aside Marxism. In his original and richly detailed study of Marxs philosophy, Henry emphasizes the importance of approaching Marxs writings directly, rather than through the intermediary of subsequent interpretations, which often have been politically motivated. In contrast to the usual depiction of Marxian thought as an economically oriented analysis of social reality, Henry contends that in Marxs theory philosophy is primary. Therefore, Marxs writings must properly be viewed--and judged--within the context of the modern philosophical tradition. Marxs basic concern, Henry demonstrates, is with the nature of the human being, the real conditions of human individuality. Central to Henrys reading of Marx, and elaborated here with unprecedented thoroughness, is the theory of praxis, a conception of the individual not as a thinking being, in the Cartesian tradition, but as a laboring being, a producer and consumer situated in a concrete social world. This novel and provocative contribution to the current debate about the nature and meaning of Marxs thought is essential for students of philosophy, Marxism, and political theory. Kathleen McLaughlins excellent translation of Henrys abridgement of his two-volume work preserves the power and freshness of the French original. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9780253336804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Henry, Michel; McLaughlin, Kathleen [Translator]
Published by Indiana University Press (1983)
ISBN 10: 0253336805 ISBN 13: 9780253336804
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780253336804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book