Der frühe Marx und die Revolution
In this 2017 lecture, Peter Trawny gives an introduction to Karl Marx' early philosophy. It presents the development of Marx' thinking, from his reading of Hegel and Feuerbach (1839-1841) and the "Paris Manuscripts" (1844) to the famous "Manifesto of the Communist Party" (1847). The author thoroughly investigates into important concepts of this period, such as those of money, labour, or alienation, and contextualizes them historically. And he attempts at answering the tacitly implied question that runs throughout this lecture, whether Marx' philosophy, unfolding in the concept of revolutionary practice, does still have something significant to say to current readers.