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Marx and Nature

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Paul Burkett
      Pages 1-14
  3. Nature and Historical Materialism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Paul Burkett
      Pages 17-23
    3. Paul Burkett
      Pages 25-31
  4. Nature and Capitalism

  5. Nature and Communism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Paul Burkett
      Pages 175-197
    3. Paul Burkett
      Pages 199-222
    4. Paul Burkett
      Pages 223-257
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-312

About this book


With Marx and Nature , Paul Burkett reconstructs Marx's approach to nature, society, and environmental crisis. While recognizing that production is structured by historically developed relations among producers, Marx also insists that production as a social and material process is shaped and constrained by natural conditions, including the natural condition of human bodily existence. Marx's value analysis places him squarely in the camp of the growing number of ecological theorists questioning the ability of monetary and market-based calculations to adequately represent the natural conditions of human production and development.


capitalism communism ecology environment Karl Marx marxism

About the authors

PAUL BURKETT teaches economics at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, USA.

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