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The Importance of Others: Marx on Unalienated Production

Kandiyali, Jan (2020) 'The Importance of Others: Marx on Unalienated Production.', Ethics., 130 (4). pp. 555-587.


Marx’s vision of unalienated production is often thought to be subject to decisive objections. This article argues that these objections rely on a misinterpretation of Marx’s position. It provides a new interpretation of Marx’s vision of unalienated production. Unlike another well-known account, it suggests that unalienated production involves realizing oneself through providing others with the goods and services they need for their self-realization. It argues that this view is appealing and that it offers a more successful response to objections than previous interpretations. In doing so, it hopes to put Marx’s concern with alienation and nonalienation back on the table.

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Date deposited:24 September 2021
Date of first online publication:July 2020
Date first made open access:24 September 2021

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