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The Resource Ecology and historical materialism, Jonathan Hughes, (electronic resource)

Ecology and historical materialism, Jonathan Hughes, (electronic resource)

Label
Ecology and historical materialism
Title
Ecology and historical materialism
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Hughes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Hughes, Jonathan
Dewey number
577/.01
LC call number
QH541
LC item number
.H83 2000
Series statement
Studies in Marxism and social theory
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  • Ecology
  • Historical materialism
Summary expansion
This book challenges the widely-held view that Marxism is unable to deal adequately with environmental problems. Jonathan Hughes considers the nature of environmental problems, and the evaluative perspectives that may be brought to bear on them. He examines Marx's critique of Malthus, his method, and his materialism, interpreting the latter as a recognition of human dependence on nature. Central to the book's argument is an interpretation of the 'development of the productive forces' which takes account of the differing ecological impacts of different productive technologies while remaining consistent with the normative and explanatory roles that this concept plays within Marx's theory. Turning finally to Marx's vision of a society founded on the communist principle 'to each according to his needs', the author concludes that the underlying notion of human need is one whose satisfaction presupposes only a modest and ecologically feasible expansion of productive output
Label
Ecology and historical materialism, Jonathan Hughes, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-215) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000142984
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9782735108695
Isbn Type
(pbk. : France only)
Lccn
99040259
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000142984
Label
Ecology and historical materialism, Jonathan Hughes, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-215) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000142984
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9782735108695
Isbn Type
(pbk. : France only)
Lccn
99040259
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000142984

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