Alienation and Freedom
By (author) Richard Schmitt
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Alienation and Freedom by Richard Schmitt
Book DescriptionDrawing from existentialism, feminism, the thought of Karl Marx and novelists like Dostoevsky, Richard Schmitt looks at modern capitalist societies to understand what it is that might be wrong for individuals. His concern focuses specifically on those who are alienated-- those persons who have difficulty finding meaning in their lives, who lack confidence in themselves and trust in others and, finally, who are constantly distracted by consumer society. He explores how and why alienation occurs. From friendship, love, and work, Alienation and Freedom touches on issues meaningful to us all.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813328539
(229mm x 152mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Richard Schmitt
Richard Schmitt is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Brown University. He now teaches at Assumption, Becker and Worcester State Colleges as an adjunct. Born in Germany, of Jewish parentage, he arrived in the United States in 1946. Best known for his introductory texts to Heidegger and to Marx and Engels, he has written widely about existentialism and political philosophy. Alienation--a topic at the intersection of Existentialism and Political Philosophy--has been a lifelong concern of his.
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