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By Lucio Colletti

This selection of Colletti's (1924-2001) central Marxist essays could be welcomed by way of non-Italian readers. Colletti's quandary as a Marxist was once twofold: to interpret Marxism as profoundly and as flexibly as attainable; and to enquire the relationships among Marx's suggestion and that of a couple of different thinkers as extensively separated in time as Rousseau and Marcuse. His inspiration levels extensively via philosophy, background, sociology, politics, and economics, with out pausing at barriers. Colletti's paintings from his Marxist interval tried to put the paintings of Marx in a line of descent that de-emphasizes Hegel, whereas giving a unique concentration to the connection among Marxism and Kant.

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