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8 - Work

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 May 2020

Marcello Musto
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York University, Toronto
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When Karl Marx drafted his first dialectical critique, he offered an introductory presentation of work. He here presented work as a category centrally important to the process of producing and reproducing social life. As he moved forwards both in his critique of idealism and in his first critical studies of political economy, Marx took an important step in formulating his conception of work. He observed that private property, standing in opposition to free human development, created the conditions for an enduring state of alienated labour. According to his ‘Comments on James Mill, Elements d’Economie Politique

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The Marx Revival
Key Concepts and New Critical Interpretations
, pp. 141 - 156
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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  • Work
  • Edited by Marcello Musto, York University, Toronto
  • Book: The Marx Revival
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  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316338902.009
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  • Edited by Marcello Musto, York University, Toronto
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  • Edited by Marcello Musto, York University, Toronto
  • Book: The Marx Revival
  • Online publication: 29 May 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316338902.009
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