What Karl Marx has to say about today’s environmental problems
Day 7 June 2017, on Eco-Business online magazine, was published an interesting article by Ted Benton, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, entitled: “What Karl Marx has to say about today’s environmental problems”, previously posted on 5 June 2018 on the online journal The Conversation. This article briefly describes Marx's opinions on the importance of the relationship between man and nature. Despite the discussion of his continuing relevance was still dominated by “traditional” understandings of Marxism, recent study has demonstrated that the problematic, often contradictory relationship between humans and the rest of nature was a central theme in Marx’s thinking. His ideas on this remain of great value, even indispensable, but his legacy is also quite problematic and new thinking is needed.
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