Reading Marx in the context of the Young Hegelians

Been reading some early Marx lately, “Intro to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right,” “On the Jewish Question,” “Theses on Feuerbach” and The German Ideology. These writings are well known, and favorites of mine. They made a large impression on me when I first read them. What is particularly exciting about reading them again today is that many of the writers and works that Marx was responding to are in print, available and easily accessible in good English translations. In the past these works were almost impossible to find in any language even in large university library collections. Never before have I been able to read these works in their original context. As one might expect, when read in this way they leave an entirely different impression.

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~ by severalfourmany on January 21, 2011.

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