Karl Marx and Contemporary Philosophy, edited by Andrew Chitty and Martin McIvor, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Abstract This essay is a review of Karl Marx and Contemporary Philosophy. While the text will provide even knowledgeable Marxist readers with new insights on key texts and concepts in Marx, it nevertheless fails to intervene in crucial contemporary philosophical debates. The book is concerned less with the contemporary significance of Marxist philosophy as philosophy and more with re-reading classical Marxist texts in a contemporary context. This job it does well, but leaves the more important question of what Marxists have to say about fundamental philosophical problems today unaddressed for the most part.