Freedom and the "Realm of Necessity"

Sayers, Sean (2006) Freedom and the "Realm of Necessity". In: Moggach, Douglas, ed. The Left-Hegelians: New Philosophical and Political Perspectives. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, US, pp. 261-274. ISBN 0 52 185497 0. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper gives an original account of one of the most discussed passages in Marx dealing with the concepts of work and freedom. It criticises the view that there are two conflicting strands in Marx's thought (Cohen, Arendt, et al.). It demonstrates that it is a mistake to interpret Marx as opposing the realms of `necessity' and `freedom'. It refutes the common idea that Marx's views on work and freedom changed significantly in his later writings and argues for a more utopian vision.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Maureen Nunn
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:48
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2014 11:16
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1236 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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