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Book Reviews : Marx and Wittgenstein: Social praxis and social explanation. BY David Rubinstein. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981. Pp. 231. $25.00

McHoul, A.W. (1984) Book Reviews : Marx and Wittgenstein: Social praxis and social explanation. BY David Rubinstein. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981. Pp. 231. $25.00. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 14 (4). pp. 567-572.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/004839318401400413
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Abstract

The importance of this book must not be underestimated. Its central achievement is to put on the agenda a concept of social praxis which is radically separate from theorisations of either the subjectivity of individual actors on the one hand or a structure of transcendental social objects on the other. That this is a critical step for sociological theory is undeniable. That it can be achieved by welding hegelian Marxism with an idiosyncratically alinguistic reading of wittgenstein is open to further consideration.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: SAGE Publications
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9632
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