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Néhány marxi gondolat érvényessége az információs társadalomban
The relevance of some Marxian ideas in information societies

Author(s): Lilla Juhász
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Gondolat Kiadó
Keywords: Marxian thought; information society; automatized work;“general intellect”; copyright and copyleft; “the society of united producers” versus capitalism

Summary/Abstract: The author of this paper attempts to call attention to certain Marxian ideas, which, subjected to careful revision, may even apply to an information society, as long as consideration is restricted to the territories of Western civilization. Keeping in mind the inconsistent nature of Marxian thought, she only undertakes the analysis, from the perspective of information societies, of approaches and terminology that repeatedly emerge in Marx’s works and can be regarded as enduring themes in his oeuvre. She discusses technological determinism, automatized work, the need for free time, “general intellect”, the co-existence of copyright and copyleft, and the question of communism (“the society of united producers”) versus capitalism.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 6-16
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Hungarian
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