Cannibals and Animals of Capital: A Counterpoint to William Clare Roberts

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In this working paper, I provide an alternative to William Clare Roberts's argument (in "Marx's Inferno", 2017) that Marx structured "Capital" based on Dante's "Inferno". In stead I argue that the "socialist infernalism" which Roberts identifies in Marx has its roots in Moses Hess's Feuerbachian communism of which Marx was an adherent in the mid-1840's.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
Publication statusUnpublished - Jun 2018

Bibliographical note

This paper was written for a PhD masterclass with William Clare Roberts at Aarhus University, June 8 2018.

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  • Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Moses Hess, Communism, Ludwig Feuerbach

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