The Roots of a Crisis: Marx, Sen, and the Capability Deprivation of the Left Behind

Philosophy of the Social Sciences 48 (3):267-289 (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

The emergence of the two great late modern crises—economic and environmental—has prompted calls for a return to Marx. This article describes a Marxian account of the 2008 economic crisis relating it to the phenomena of job polarization, de-industrialization, the decline of the middle class, and political populism in Europe and elsewhere. These are argued to spring from political mobilization due to certain kinds of capability deprivations as understood in Amartya Sen’s capability approach. The article demonstrates the continued relevance of Marx for philosophy of the social sciences as well as for a better understanding of the future challenge of maintaining societal stability in the West.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,466

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The Core of Oppression.Jason Chen - 2017 - Social Theory and Practice 43 (2):421-441.
Desarrollo y ambivalencias de la teoría económica de Marx.Michael Heinrich - 2011 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 44:35-50.
A Sketch of a Humane Education: A Capability Approach Perspective.Kevin Ross Nera - 2015 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 2 (3):311–321.
Rights, Goals, and Capabilities.Martin van Hees - 2013 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 12 (3):247-259.
Capabilitarianism.Ingrid Robeyns - forthcoming - Journal of Human Development and Capabilities.
The Crisis of the Left and New Social Identities.Federico Stame - 1984 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 1984 (60):3-14.

Analytics

Added to PP
2018-01-27

Downloads
19 (#582,823)

6 months
1 (#417,474)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

The Communist Manifesto.Karl Marx - unknown - Yale University Press.
The German Ideology.Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels - 1939 - Science and Society 3 (4):563-568.
Equality of What?Amartya Sen - 1987 - In John Rawls & Sterling M. McMurrin (eds.), Liberty, Equality, and Law: Selected Tanner Lectures on Moral Philosophy. University of Utah Press.
Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature.Richard Rorty - 1979 - Philosophy 56 (217):427-429.
Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature.Richard Rorty - 1979 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 86 (4):562-563.

View all 14 references / Add more references