Charles Taylor, Marx and Marxism

  title={Charles Taylor, Marx and Marxism},
  author={Ian Fraser},
  journal={Political Studies},
  pages={759 - 774}
  • I. Fraser
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Economics
  • Political Studies
Charles Taylor's engagement with Marx and the Marxist tradition has been relatively neglected in the literature on his work. This is a strange omission, because he was not only a pivotal figure in the development of the New Left, but also wrote many pieces which critically engaged with the main principles of Marx and Marxism. This paper re-examines Taylor's engagement with Marxism and thereby exposes a neglected element in his political philosophy. The following themes emerge: the self; Taylor… 

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