In Marx: A Very Short Introdution, Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marxs thought, enabling us to grasp Marxs views as a whole. He sees him as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a social scientist. In plain English, he explains alienation, historical materialism, the economic theory of Capital, and Marxs ideas of communism, and concludes with an assessment of Marxs legacy.
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