Acknowledgements; A note on language, references, and translation; 1. Introduction; 2. German philosophy; 3. Modern politics; 4. Human flourishing; 5. Epilogue; Bibliographical note.
An innovative and important study of Marx's early writings.
'This is by far the best book on the young Marx that I have read
since the pioneering studies of the 1960s and 1970s. In scholarly
terms, it is incomparably better. I can only hope that the book
will have the success it deserves not least because it has upgraded
the level of scholarship and intellectual nuance that future
discussions of Marx will require, in particular the need to get to
grips in detail with the political context through which Marx's
early writings emerged.' Terrell Carver, University of Bristol
'The book is refreshingly free of a number of misplaced redemptive compulsions, especially on the heels of insistent gestures to the early Marx in the work of many Hegelian Marxists …' Journal of Politics
'This book provides useful insights into the evolution of Marx's ideas and I would recommend it to those with some previous knowledge of this subject.' Chartist