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Part I. Philosophical Introduction: 1. With words that appear like bats; 2. Social relations as subject matter; 3. The philosophy of internal relations; 4. Is there a Marxian ethic: 5. Dialectic as outlook; 6. Dialectic as inquiry and exposition; Part II. Marx's Conception of Human Nature: 7. Powers and needs; 8. Natural man; 9. Species man; 10. Relating man to objects: orientation, perception; 11. Appropriation; 12. Nature as evidence; 13. Activity, work, creativity; 14. Man's social nature; 15. The character of the species; 16. Freedom as essence; 17. Man, classes, people; Part III. The Theory of Alienation: 18. The theory of alienation; 19. Man's relation to his productive activity; 20. Man's relation to his product; 21. Man's relation to his fellow men; 22. Man's relation to his species; 23. The capitalist's alienation; 24. The division of labor and private property; 25. The labor theory of value: labor-power; 26. Value as alienated labor; 27. The metamorphosis of value; 28. The fetishism of commoditites; 29. Class as a value relation; 30. State as a value relation; 31. Religion as a value relation; 32. Marx's critique of bourgeois ideology; Part IV. Conclusion: 33. A critical evaluation; Appendices.

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' ... a remarkable book ... Ollman has discovered a kind of Ariadne's thread through the maze of Marxian linguistic problems ... brilliant and illuminating.' New York Review of Books 'Ollman's book distinguishes itself from the rest by virtue of its scholarly concentration, readability, sobriety and above all relevance to issues which are central, not only to an understanding of marx, but also (even more importantly) to an understanding of the complex world which Marx himself endeavored to comprehend and describe.' Political Studies ' ... as authoritative and comprehensive a study as any I have read. But the striking originality of the book lies in its method, in the preliminary alanysis which Ollman undertakes to study Marx's 'peculiar' use of terms.' Science and Society

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