By Tom Bottomore
This ebook, half dictionary and half encyclopaedia, has turn into the normal reference paintings at the options of Marxism and the contributors and faculties of suggestion that experience as a consequence contributed to the physique of Marxist principles. The dictionary has been fulled revised and up-to-date, with over fifty new entries on significant texts, on themes that experience turn into appropriate because the first version seemed, and in parts the place the kingdom of information and realizing has moved considerably. All entries were revised the place wanted, all examining lists up to date, and the bibliography has been thoroughly revised and extended.
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Firstly, as we have already seen, the slave mode of production was then dominant only in a peculiar sense. Secondly, the eastern and western halves of the Empire developed differently: only in the latter did feudalism finally replace the ancient social formation. No one now believes in a revolutionary overthrow of ancient society, a notion that never had any foundation except in dogma (Staerman and Heinen, in Heinen 1980). But the east-west divide requires explanation, which must lie in the distinction between the Asiatic and the ancient formations that had been brought together under one political system, and in the introduction into the western Empire of the Germanic mode (Anderson 1974).
It may be seen as liberalism taken to an extreme conclusion. 'Anarcho-capitalism' is a contemporary variant of this school (see Pennock and Chapman 1978, chs. 12-14). Socialist anarchism, in contrast, rejects private property along with the state as a major source of social inequality. Insisting on social equality as a necessary condition for the maximum individual liberty of all, its ideal may be characterized as 'individuality in community'. It represents a fusion of liberalism with socialism: libertarian socialism.
To have insisted upon it, and in an anti-reductionist form; and on the relative autonomy of science; and that Marx himself believed in the possibility of objective scientific knowledge - which he unquestionably did, aspiring to contribute to the sum of it these were merits. However, the problematic and related notions also had less salutary results. Apart from its theoretical absurdity, the claim, for example, that Marx rejected all concepts of human nature is textually insupportable. The same with Althusser's argument that even a communist society will have its ideology, imaginary representation of the real: rightly or wrongly, in maturity as in youth, Marx reckoned here on a society transparent to its members (see FETISHISM).
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought (2nd Edition) by Tom Bottomore