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    Marx's ethical vision
    Oxford University Press. 2024.
    Between the fall of the Soviet Union and the fall of Lehman Brothers, if the Anglophone academy could be said to have arrived at any consensus about the value of Marxist theory, it would be that Marxism was a quaint historical curio at best and a world-historically hubristic folly at worst. Today, however, well on our way through the first quarter of the twenty-first century, we live in a moment of greatly renewed interest in Marxist ideas. This curiosity is stoked by, among other factors, the w…Read more
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    In Graham Oppy (ed.), A Companion to Atheism and Philosophy, Blackwell. 2019.
    As unstintingly irreligious as he was, Karl Marx was not an atheist. He was a staunch opponent of supernatural belief, yet neither did he embrace agnosticism as the position of claiming no answer to the question whether or not God exists. Rather, Marx argued that it was incoherent and pointless even to pose that very question. His irreligion is best understood not primarily as an ontological stance on the existence or nonexistence of God, but rather as part and parcel of a philosophical worldvie…Read more
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    What Could It Mean to Say, “Capitalism Causes Sexism and Racism?‘
    Philosophical Topics 46 (2): 229-246. 2018.
    Marxism is a materialist theory that centers economic life in its analysis of the human social world. This materialist orientation manifests in explanations that take economic class to play a fundamental causal role in determining the emergence, character, and development of race-and sex-based oppression—indeed, of all forms of identity-based oppression within class societies. To say that labor is mediated by class in a class-based society is to say that, in such societies, the class-based divis…Read more
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    Marx and Idealist Moral Theory
    Philosophical Forum 42 (3): 319-320. 2011.