Marxist Ethics – A Short Exposition

Marxist Ethics – A Short Exposition


by Willis H Truitt
Published by the International Publishers, New York, 2005
Paperback – 119 pages

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There is a widespread misconception that Marxism is limited to material facts, mostly economic in nature, and does not and cannot delve into the realm of values and value judgements. Yet, as the author points out, it is well known that Marx condemned the injustices of capitalism in moral language.

Marxist Ethics: A Short Exposition identifies the kinds of ethical concerns that were deemed important by the young Marx; the question of determinism in Marx’s writings; justice and workers’ interests; integration of needs and rights of the individual with that of whole society; the intersection of the arts and morality; and much more.