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The following books by Robert Paul Wolff are available on Amazon.com as e-books: KANT'S THEORY OF MENTAL ACTIVITY, THE AUTONOMY OF REASON, UNDERSTANDING MARX, UNDERSTANDING RAWLS, THE POVERTY OF LIBERALISM, A LIFE IN THE ACADEMY, MONEYBAGS MUST BE SO LUCKY, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF FORMAL METHODS IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS

I have now finished reading Thomas Piketty's CAPITAL in the Twenty-First Century.  Tomorrow, I shall begin what I imagine will be a several day long commentary on the book, which I shall complete before I leave for the safari on Tuesday.  It is a very important book, worthy of a good deal of close attention, and I shall do my best both to convey its contents and to analyze and -- in some cases -- to criticize them.

3 comments:

Kenneth Tiong said...

Your analysis is eagerly awaited!

Michael said...

The book has been getting a lot of (good) press, and while I won't have time to read it until the semester ends I did find these two reviews interesting:
James K. Galbraith
http://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/kapital-for-the-twenty-first-century

And Doug Henwood (whose podcast is wonderful):
http://www.bookforum.com/inprint/021_01/12987

I'm not sure either would define themselves as Marxists, but they're both good left wing thinkers.

Chris said...

Looking forward to this review.


Henwood is a quasi marxist, in that he takes Marx seriously, and wants to remove capitalism.