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By Leigh Phillips

ISBN-10: 1782799605

ISBN-13: 9781782799603

Modernity isn't the reason for our ecological woes. purely via a deepening of our modernity will we keep the planet.

Economic development, development, and, erm, stuff have all are available for a pointy kicking from the golf green left and past in recent times. every person from black-hoodied Starbucks window-smashers to farmers’ marketplace heirloom-tomato-mongers to Prince Charles himself appear to be embracing ‘degrowth’ and anti-consumerism, that is not anything under a sort of ecological austerity. in the meantime, the back-to-the-land ideology and aesthetic of locally-woven natural carrot-pants, pathogen-encrusted compost bogs and civilisational cave in is hegemonic.

Yet modernity isn't the explanation for weather switch and the broader biocrisis. it truly is certainly capitalism that's the resource of our environmental woes, yet capitalism as a method of creation, now not the bushy figuring out of capitalism of Naomi Klein, invoice McKibben, Derrick Jensen, Paul Kingsnorth and their anarcho-liberal epigones as a type of globalist company malfeasance.

In combative and puckish variety, technological know-how journalist Leigh Phillips marshals facts from weather technological know-how, ecology, paleoanthropology, agronomy, microbiology, psychology, background, the philosophy of arithmetic, and heterodox economics to argue that progressives needs to rediscover their old, Promethean targets and counter this reactionary neo-Malthusian ideology that not just retards human flourishing, yet won’t retailer the planet besides.

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Marx (1844, 69–84) has for the first time used the notion of alienation in a detailed manner in the Economic-Philosophic Manuscripts’ section “On estranged labour”. , 74), (c) alienation from himself/herself—“Estranged labour turns thus: (3) Man’s species being, both nature and his spiritual species property, into a being alien to him, into a means to his individual existence. , 77–78)—and (d) the alienation from other humans and society. On the one hand, the exposition of alienation in the Economic-Philosophic Manuscripts is not as systematic as in the Grundrisse and Capital.

For Althusser (1969, 249), Marx’s notion of alienation is an “ideological concept” used in “his Early Works”. “In his later works, however, the term appears very rarely” (Althusser 1969, 249). , 34). This means that Althusser considers the notion of alienation and works such as the Economic-Philosophic Manuscripts as esoteric. In contrast, we will show that Marx did not give up the notion of alienation, but rather that it is a concept that he first created in his early works and that is present also in his major writings.

10a) Non-Class-Oriented New Social Movements! ) have left class and Marxism behind. Struggles for alternative media are related to the new social movements, not to class struggles. Introduction 17 (10b) Class-Oriented New Social Movements! The new movements resulting from the current crisis (such as the Occupy movement) as well as recent movements for democratic globalization are movements that are bound together by deep concern for inequality and class. Contemporary struggles are class struggles that make use of a multitude of alternative media.

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