Emergentist Marxism: Dialectical Philosophy and Social Theory (Routledge Studies in Critical Realism) (Paperback)

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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.

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ISBN: 9780415547604
ISBN-10: 0415547601
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: January 30th, 2009
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism