Barry Padgett is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bellarmine University, Louisville, USA. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from Purdue University, USA.
This book argues Marx does not abandon the concept of alienation, and (contrary to the analytical Marxists and pro-capitalists) that its application is still relevant to today's economy and world. Padgett argues that new forms of these four traditional aspects of alienation outlined by Marx are still present in our world, and hence that Marx's analyses of negative aspects of capitalism are still widely relevant today.
1. Re-evaluating Marx's Theory of Alienation; 2. Emergence of the 'Cashless Society'; 3. The Commodity of All Commodities; 4. The Social Production of Personality. 5. The Spatial Division of Labour; 6. Radical and Communitarian Responses.