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Title: Towards an Eco-Marxism
Authors: Lievens, Matthias # ×
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Publisher: Philosophy Documentation Center
Series Title: Radical Philosophy Review vol:13 issue:1 pages:1-17
Abstract: For about the last ten years, a steadily growing stream of publications is feeding a fascinating international debate on the development of an Eco-Marxism. In this paper, the attempts to ‘ecologise’ Marxism are critically discussed, starting with John Bellamy Foster’s path-breaking reconstruction of Marx’s concept of ‘metabolic rift’ and the Marxian analysis of the privatisation of the commons. Although Marx’s understanding of the limits of nature is only partial, authors such as Paul Burkett have convincingly shown a reconstructed Eco-Marxism follows the fundamental tenets of ecological economics. This approach can also fruitfully inform the development of an ecosocialist political project.
ISSN: 1388-4441
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy
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