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By Charles Masquelier

This quantity within the severe concept and modern Society sequence examines the position serious conception performs in today’s political, social, and fiscal crises, exhibiting the way it might help to either diagnose and therapy such problems.

Critical social idea is first revisited through exposing the affinity among Marx’s critique of political financial system, the critique of instrumental cause elaborated by means of the 1st iteration of the Frankfurt institution, and the libertarian socialism of G.D.H. Cole. this can be by way of a suggestion for an intensive reorganization of monetary and political lifestyles and the corresponding improvement of emancipatory practices presupposing the reconciliation of humanity and nature. finally, the modern relevance of those associations and practices are mentioned, besides situations of up to date kinds of resistance, corresponding to the Occupy circulation and alter-globalisation.

By bringing jointly the worries of severe concept and libertarian socialism, this quantity not just illustrates the sensible part of severe conception, but in addition highlights its modern relevance. Researchers in political idea, social conception and political philosophy will locate this an enticing paintings that would stimulate debates approximately new choices to present problems.

“Fluent and assuredly written, this an expert and demanding ebook hyperlinks diversified theoretical traditions. It’s unique and coherent, correct and distinctive, with labour and emancipation at its center. hugely suggested to all attracted to social and political thought, modern capitalism and change.” —Luke Martell, Professor of Political Sociology, collage of Sussex, UK

“This very huge publication is a daring and hard try to hint affinities and complementarities among Marx, severe concept and associational or libertarian socialism. it's a significant contribution to the literature.” —William Outhwaite, Professor of Sociology, Newcastle University

“Charles Masquelier’s e-book is a well timed reminder that the wealthy, if usually marginalized, background of left libertarianism nonetheless has a lot to supply modern readers. This venture skillfully breaths clean existence into the democratic socialist and important idea traditions. Marx’s early writings, the foremost serious conception thinkers and the English theorist of democratic and participatory socialism, G.D.H. Cole, are all subjected to sharp serious research. yet this ebook does greater than elucidate an array of complicated literature. Charles Masquelier sketches the contours of a possible substitute to the present worldwide dominance of neo-liberalism. the result's a worthy contribution to an more and more growing to be physique of latest libertarian literature. This ebook would definitely be of serious curiosity to all these disappointed with present politico-economic conditions.” —Chris Wyatt, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Sociology, college of utilized Social technology, college of Brighton, united kingdom

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It deals with acting man, not with man transformed into a plant and reduced to a merely vegetative existence. 11. On the philosophy of history, cf. Mises, Theory and History (New Haven, 1957), pp. 159 ff. chapter 2 The Epistemological Problems of the Sciences of Human Action 1 Praxeology and History There are two main branches of the sciences of human action: praxeology and history. History is the collection and systematic arrangement of all the data of experience concerning human action. It deals with the concrete content of human action.

It is neutral with regard to all judgments of value and the choice of ultimate ends. Its task is not to approve or to disapprove, but to describe what is. The subject matter of praxeology is human action. It deals with acting man, not with man transformed into a plant and reduced to a merely vegetative existence. 11. On the philosophy of history, cf. Mises, Theory and History (New Haven, 1957), pp. 159 ff. chapter 2 The Epistemological Problems of the Sciences of Human Action 1 Praxeology and History There are two main branches of the sciences of human action: praxeology and history.

At any rate it is certain that it works in leading us to success. But it is precisely when we accept this pragmatic point of view that the emptiness of the panphysicalist dogma becomes manifest. Science, as has been pointed out above, has not succeeded in solving the problems of the mindbody relations. The panphysicalists certainly cannot contend that the procedures they recommend have ever worked in the field of interhuman relations and of the social sciences. But it is beyond doubt that the principle according to which an Ego deals with every human being as if the other were a thinking and acting being like himself has evidenced its usefulness both in mundane life and in scientific research.

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