By Istvan Meszaros, John Bellamy Foster
As John Bellamy Foster writes in his foreword to the current booklet, “István Mészáros is among the maximum philosophers that the historic materialist culture has but produced. His paintings stands essentially on my own this present day within the intensity of its research of Marx’s conception of alienation, the structural drawback of capital, the loss of life of Soviet-style post-revolutionary societies, and the required stipulations of the transition to socialism. His dialectical inquiry into social constitution and different types of consciousness—a systematic critique of the present types of thought—is unequaled in our time.”
Mészáros is the writer of magisterial works like Beyond Capital and Social constructions of different types of Consciousness, yet his paintings can look formidable to these unacquainted along with his notion. the following, for the 1st time, is a concise and available review of Mészáros’s principles, designed by means of the writer himself and masking the vast scope of his paintings, from the shortcomings of bourgeois economics to the degeneration of the capital approach to the transition to socialism.