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The Concept of Justice in Marx


Elliot R. Pruzan

Contents: The Concept of Justice in Marx presents a unique treatment of the relationships between Marx's political thought and the ethical presuppositions of that thought. Pruzan explicates the juridical and abstract senses of justice commonly used by Marx and then presents a more thorough-going conception of justice implicit in Marx which he calls Marx's «critique of injustice». Pruzan then considers a second Marxian conception of justice presupposed in Marx's discussions of production and distribution, the «theory of productive justice». Pruzan concludes with an evaluation of these two conceptions of justice and discusses their significance for Marx's political thought.