This book presents a reconstruction of Marx' moral theory. Marx held a moral theory as the basis of his condemnation of capitalism. His theory relies on a rmative view of human nature. On this view, humans have the potential to become free, creative, truly social producers. For Marx, this is the highest good for humans. On this reconstruction, truly social gets explicated as humans acquiring through historical development the virtue of beneficence. This virtue eliminates the need for a theory of rights for communist society and finds its beginning in proletarian revolutionary motivation within capitalism. In addition, Marx held the communist distribution principle to be rmative though n-juridical.
The Author: Robert T. Sweet is an Instructor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. He has also taught at Antioch, Xavier, and Wright State University and is doing research in the areas of Marx and morality and business ethics.