Emergentist Marxism: Dialectical Philosophy and Social Theory (Routledge Studies in Critical Realism #16) (Hardcover)

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In tackling emergentist Marxism in depth, this well-written volume demonstrates that critical realism and materialist dialectics are indispensable to theorizing the functioning of complex social and physical systems. Author Sean Creaven investigates Marx's dialectics of being and consciousness, forces and relations of production, base and superstructure, class structure and class conflict, and demonstrates how they allow the social analyst to conceptualize geo-history as embodying a tendential evolutionary directionality, rather than as simply random or indeterminate in terms of its outcomes.

For those interested in social and political theory, Marxism and communism and contemporary social theory, this outstanding volume is an in important read and a valuable resource.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780415395069
ISBN-10: 0415395062
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 29th, 2007
Pages: 412
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism