|Author||: Alfred Schmidt|
|Publisher||: Verso Books|
|Total Pages||: 257|
|Rating||: 4/5 (473 Downloads)|
Download or read book The Concept of Nature in Marx written by Alfred Schmidt and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2014-01-14 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Concept of Nature in Marx, Alfred Schmidt examines humanity’s relation to the natural world as understood by the great philosopher-economist Karl Marx, who wrote that human beings are ‘part of Nature yet able to stand over against it; and this partial separation from Nature is itself part of their nature’. In Marx, industry and science are the mediation between historical man and external nature, leading either to reconciliation or mutual annihilation. Schmidt explores this tension between man and nature in Marx and shows how his understanding of nature is reflected in the work of writers such as Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin and Ernst Bloch.