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Unit information: Marx's Political Writings in 2014/15

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Unit name Marx's Political Writings
Unit code PHIL10018
Credit points 10
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Wilhelm
Open unit status Open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department Department of Philosophy
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description

The unit will look at Marx's political writings, with a particular focus on his earlier work. It will cover Marx's views on the nature of rights; his ideas about man's alienation in a capitalist society, commodity fetishism and his view of human nature; it will look at more general questions about Marx's methodology and, an account of 'historical materialism'; it will look at the nature of class struggle; and it will look at what Marx had to say about the nature socialism and communism.

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