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This is the foreword of the book Marx and the Politics of Abstraction, which revisits Marx's method of critique, which Marx's Scientific Dialectics addresses, though in a relatively shorter, less systematic, and less detailed and complete form than here. It contains a summary of the methods of abstraction and moments of inquiry that Marx's Scientific Dialectics spends space examining. The book returns to Marx's so-called theory of history, in a discussion of teleology and with additional material brought to bear on the claim that his approach is (still) widely misread. One of the book's goals is to utilize the principles Bertell Ollman advocates in interpreting Marx and, by extension, advancing the Marxian research agenda through showing how the internal relations approach informs a myriad of issues in popular, social scientific and political discourse. The chapter also outlines the content available in other chapters of the book.

Keywords: Marx and the Politics of Abstraction; Marx's Scientific Dialectics; Bertell Ollman; internal relations approach; political discourse; social scientific discourse



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