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Why Marx Was Right
by Terry Eagleton
Sept. 11, 2017 - Sept. 12, 2017

Done


9780300169430

Yale University Press, 2011. 258 pages.

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p.206
fulminated »
express vehement protest
p.186
coterie »
(noun) an intimate and often exclusive group of...
p.135
alienation »
(noun) a withdrawing or separation of a person ...
p.125
praxis »
(noun) ; action practice; as / (noun) exercise ...
p.122
protean »
(adjective) of or resembling Proteus in having ...
p.78
to press them all the way through
What Marx finds in the present is a deadly clas...
p.200
the industrial chaplain view of reality
Those who speak of harmony and consensus should...
p.121
the way we become human beings
[...] Production is carried on within specific ...
p.98
effect of unjust social systems
If Marx also retained a good deal of hope for t...
p.94
changes of institution
[...] changes of institution do indeed have pro...

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Chapter One

claim: Marxism is no longer relevant. response: no, cus there is still exploitation

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Chapter One

claim: Marxism is no longer relevant. response: no, cus there is still exploitation

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Chapter Two

claim: actually existing socialism is awful and oppressive. response: it was only ever implemented as a last resort (kinda like women being given CEOships), in conditions of scarcity, with every other country wanting it to fail

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Chapter Two

claim: actually existing socialism is awful and oppressive. response: it was only ever implemented as a last resort (kinda like women being given CEOships), in conditions of scarcity, with every other country wanting it to fail

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Chapter Three

claim: too deterministic. response: institutional/structural factors still leave room for individual action

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Chapter Three

claim: too deterministic. response: institutional/structural factors still leave room for individual action

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Chapter Four

claim: presumes a utopian view of human nature. response: structure can drastically change human behaviour, esp since the worst human behaviours are often the result of material scarcity

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Chapter Four

claim: presumes a utopian view of human nature. response: structure can drastically change human behaviour, esp since the worst human behaviours are often the result of material scarcity

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Chapter Five

claim: it's economic determinism, too simplistic. response: material needs will take precedence over others as long as there is scarcity but that doesn't mean the others don't exist?

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Chapter Five

claim: it's economic determinism, too simplistic. response: material needs will take precedence over others as long as there is scarcity but that doesn't mean the others don't exist?

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Chapter Six

claim: something about it not being spiritual enough? response: actually, socialism will free us

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Chapter Six

claim: something about it not being spiritual enough? response: actually, socialism will free us

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Chapter Seven

claim: class is an outdated concept. response: there are other important things but class is fundamental as long as we have capitalism

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Chapter Seven

claim: class is an outdated concept. response: there are other important things but class is fundamental as long as we have capitalism

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Chapter Eight

claim: too violent. response: only cus the established order resists

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Chapter Eight

claim: too violent. response: only cus the established order resists

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Chapter Nine

claim: the state would be too powerful. response: it doesn't have to be; Marx wanted it to "wither away". plus what's the diff (threat-wise) between an all-powerful monopoly corporation vs a state, except that the state is at least nominally accountable to the people? (though actually the state theoretically has legitimacy in terms of violence and its claim to be "for the people", so think about this more idk)

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Chapter Nine

claim: the state would be too powerful. response: it doesn't have to be; Marx wanted it to "wither away". plus what's the diff (threat-wise) between an all-powerful monopoly corporation vs a state, except that the state is at least nominally accountable to the people? (though actually the state theoretically has legitimacy in terms of violence and its claim to be "for the people", so think about this more idk)

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Chapter Ten

claim: kind of a rehash of 7; that class is an antiquated concept. response: class struggle is still entwined with all the others so we have to keep working on it

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Chapter Ten

claim: kind of a rehash of 7; that class is an antiquated concept. response: class struggle is still entwined with all the others so we have to keep working on it

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