Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant

ix

I am not of that leftist breed that piously proclaims that everything is open to criticism, and then, when asked to produce three major criticisms of Marx, lapses into truculent silence.

Preface (ix) default author
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I am not of that leftist breed that piously proclaims that everything is open to criticism, and then, when asked to produce three major criticisms of Marx, lapses into truculent silence.

—p.ix Preface (ix) default author
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relating to a church parish; having a limited or narrow outlook or scope

4

A good deal of manufacturing was outsourced to cheap wage locations in the "underdeveloped" world, leading some parochially minded Westerners to conclude that heavy industry had disappeared from the planet altogether.

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A good deal of manufacturing was outsourced to cheap wage locations in the "underdeveloped" world, leading some parochially minded Westerners to conclude that heavy industry had disappeared from the planet altogether.

—p.4 Chapter One (1) default author
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a discourse between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject but wishing to establish the truth through reasoned arguments

41

Modernity is not meant to be mindlessly celebrated, but neither is it to be disdainfully dismissed. Its positive and negative qualities are for the most part aspects of the same process. This is why only a dialectical approach, one which grasps how contradiction is of its essence, can do it justice.

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Modernity is not meant to be mindlessly celebrated, but neither is it to be disdainfully dismissed. Its positive and negative qualities are for the most part aspects of the same process. This is why only a dialectical approach, one which grasps how contradiction is of its essence, can do it justice.

—p.41 Chapter Three (30) default author
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(noun) defensive wall

48

Social democracy is one bulwark between itself and disaster.

Chapter Three (30) default author
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Social democracy is one bulwark between itself and disaster.

—p.48 Chapter Three (30) default author
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the philosophical attempt to describe things in terms of their apparent intrinsic purpose, directive principle, or goal, irrespective of human use or opinion

59

Marx's theory of history is not a "teleological" one. A teleological theory holds that each phase of history arises inexorably from what went before.

Chapter Three (30) default author
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Marx's theory of history is not a "teleological" one. A teleological theory holds that each phase of history arises inexorably from what went before.

—p.59 Chapter Three (30) default author
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(adjective) dear treasured / (adjective) ; discreetly cautious; as / (adjective) hesitant and vigilant about dangers and risks / (adjective) slow to grant, accept, or expend

68

As a materialist, Marx was chary of ideas which were divorced from historical reality, and thought that there were usually good historical reasons for this separation.

Chapter Four (64) default author
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As a materialist, Marx was chary of ideas which were divorced from historical reality, and thought that there were usually good historical reasons for this separation.

—p.68 Chapter Four (64) default author
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(adjective) causing grief or affliction / (adjective) full of grief; cheerless / (adjective) expressing grief; sad

70

Some conservatives are utopianists, but their utopia lies in the past rather than the future. In their view, history has been one long, doleful decline from a golden age

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Some conservatives are utopianists, but their utopia lies in the past rather than the future. In their view, history has been one long, doleful decline from a golden age

—p.70 Chapter Four (64) default author
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clear and obvious, in a stark or exaggerated form

72

"evolutionist" view of the future which regards it simply as more of the present. It is simply the present writ large

Chapter Four (64) default author
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"evolutionist" view of the future which regards it simply as more of the present. It is simply the present writ large

—p.72 Chapter Four (64) default author
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(adjective) of or resembling Proteus in having a varied nature or ability to assume different forms / (adjective) displaying great diversity or variety; versatile

122

Marx writes wonderfully in the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of the protean, shape-changing, alchemical nature of money

Chapter Five (107) default author
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Marx writes wonderfully in the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of the protean, shape-changing, alchemical nature of money

—p.122 Chapter Five (107) default author
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(noun) ; action practice; as / (noun) exercise or practice of an art, science, or skill / (noun) customary practice or conduct / (noun) practical application of a theory

125

Labour as we know it is an alienated form of what he calls "praxis"--an ancient Greek word meaning the kind of free, self-realising activity by which we transform the world.

Chapter Five (107) default author
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Labour as we know it is an alienated form of what he calls "praxis"--an ancient Greek word meaning the kind of free, self-realising activity by which we transform the world.

—p.125 Chapter Five (107) default author
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