Jessica Whyte & Jernej Habjan (eds.), (Mis)Readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy (Palgrave Macmillan: 2014)

In the context of renewed attempts to theorise a crisis-prone capitalism, (Mis)readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy critically reflects on the ways in which major continental philosophers related to the theoretical and political legacy of Karl Marx, and identifies new possibilities for combining Marx's insights with those of recent continental thought. For a generation of leading European philosophers in the twentieth century, Marxism was no longer an unsurpassable horizon but a horizon in need of surpassing. The book provides striking new critical readings of the role of Marx in the work of these thinkers, their Marxist predecessors and their post-Marxist followers. It brings together both leading and emerging figures in continental philosophy and Marxism to address the interpretations of Marx offered by major European thinkers of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries: Benjamin, Adorno, Arendt, Althusser, Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, Negri, Badiou, Agamben, Rancière, Latour and Žižek.

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