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# 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 0-521-85497-0. (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) (KAR id:1236)

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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 B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages Maureen Nunn 19 Dec 2007 18:48 UTC 28 May 2019 13:36 UTC https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1236 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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