9781509512126-1509512128-The Idea of Socialism: Towards a Renewal

The Idea of Socialism: Towards a Renewal

ISBN-13: 9781509512126
ISBN-10: 1509512128
Edition: 1
Author: Honneth, Axel
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Polity
Format: Hardcover 216 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781509512126
ISBN-10: 1509512128
Edition: 1
Author: Honneth, Axel
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Polity
Format: Hardcover 216 pages

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Acknowledged authors Honneth, Axel wrote The Idea of Socialism: Towards a Renewal comprising 216 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1509512128 and 9781509512126. Since then The Idea of Socialism: Towards a Renewal textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The idea of socialism has given normative grounding and orientation to the outrage over capitalism for more than 150 years, and yet today it seems to have lost much of its appeal. Despite growing discontent, many would hesitate to invoke socialism when it comes to envisioning life beyond capitalism. How can we explain the rapid decline of this once powerful idea? And what must we do to renew it for the twenty-first century?

In this lucid, political-philosophical essay, Axel Honneth argues that the idea of socialism has lost its luster because its theoretical assumptions stem from the industrial era and are no longer convincing in our contemporary post-industrial societies. Only if we manage to replace these assumptions with a concept of history and society that corresponds to our current experiences will we be able to restore confidence in a project whose fundamental idea remains as relevant today as it was a century ago – the idea of an economy that realizes freedom in solidarity.

The Idea of Socialism was awarded the Bruno Kreisky Prize for the Political Book of 2015.

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