David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Science and Society 65 (3):286 - 326 (2001)
Marx's and Engels' writings on the Scottish Highlands are of interest both in their own right and as an index of their changing positions on "progress" in societies faced with capitalist development. Marx and Engels tend to be either blamed for an economic determinism which retrospectively makes them complicit in the Clearances, or praised for adopting a political voluntarism in which Highland clan society could have been the basis for the transition to socialism. Neither interpretation accurately reflects their actual position and both draw a false distinction between Marx and Engels. In fact, discrepancies between the two men only occur because they were dealing with different epochs in Highland history, between which class relations had fundamentally changed. Although their writings on the Highlands are marred by empirical errors concerning the nature of clan society and (initially) by use of the flawed category of "non-historic peoples," overall they display powerful understanding of the contradictory impact of bourgeois society on the last pre-capitalist region of Britain.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Michael Heinrich (1996). Engels' Edition of the Third Volume of "Capital" and Marx's Original Manuscript. Science and Society 60 (4):452 - 466.
Hal Draper (1985). The Marx-Engels Register: A Complete Bibliography of Marx and Engels' Individual Writings. Schocken Books.
Raphael Cohen-Almagor (1991). Foundations of Violence, Terror and War in the Writings of Marx, Engels, and Lenin. Terrorism and Political Violence 3 (2).
Samuel Bernstein, Karl Marx, K. Schapper, H. Bauer, Frederick Engels, [Joseph] Moll & W. Wolff (1940). Marx and Engels in Paris, 1848: Supplementary Documents. Science and Society 4 (2):211 - 217.
Leonard E. Mins & F. Engels (1938). Unpublished Letters of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels to Americans. Science and Society 2 (3):348 - 375.
Marcel Van Der Linden (1997). Marx and Engels, Dutch Marxism and the "Model Capitalist Nation of the Seventeenth Century". Science and Society 61 (2):161 - 193.
David Campbell (1985). Rationality, Democracy, and Freedom in Marxist Critiques of Hegel's Philosophy of Right. Inquiry 28 (1-4):55 – 74.
James P. Scanlan (1973). A Critique of the Engels-Soviet Version of Marxian Economic Determinism. Studies in East European Thought 13 (1-2):11-19.
Hirokazu Kuroda (2000). Engels' Political Economy: On the Difference in Philosophy Between Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Kaihoh-Sha.
Theodore B. Brameld (1935). Book Review:Letters to Kugelmann. Karl Marx; Ludwig Feuerbach. Frederick Engels; Herr Eugen Duhring's Revolution in Science (Anti-Duhring). Frederick Engels; Herr Eugen Duhring's Revolution in Science (Anti-Duhring). Friedrich Engels; Karl Marx's and Friedrich Engels' Correspondence, 1846-1895: A Selection with Commentary and Notes. [REVIEW] Ethics 46 (1):117-.
Allen W. Wood (1972). The Marxian Critique of Justice. Philosophy and Public Affairs 1 (3):244-282.
Greg Godels (1997). Marx, Engels, and the Idea of Exploitation. Nature, Society, and Thought 10 (4):509--522.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads7 ( #439,779 of 1,911,401 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #455,910 of 1,911,401 )
How can I increase my downloads?