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Listed below are some of the publications from Allan Megill , Professor .

Historical Knowledge, Historical Error

A Contemporary Guide to Practice
( Chicago, February 2007 )

Megill discusses issues of narrative, objectivity, and memory. He attacks what he sees as irresponsible uses of evidence while accepting the art of speculation, which incomplete evidence forces upon historians.

Karl Marx: The Burden of Reason

(Why Marx Rejected Politics and the Market)
( Rowman & Littlefield, January 2002 )

Why did Karl Marx want to exclude politics and the market from his vision of a future socialism? Allan Megill begins with this question. In answering it he forces the reader to rethink Marxs entire intellectual project. Karl Marx: The Burden of Reason has important implications for how we think about the usability of Marxs work today. It will be of interest both to those who wish to reflect on the fate of Marxism during the era of Soviet Communism and to those who wish to discern what is adequate and what requires replacement or supplementation in the work of a figure who in spite of everything remains one of the greatest philosophers and social scientists of the modern world.

Prophets of Extremity

Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida
( University of California, May 1987 )

In this book, the author presents an interpretation of four thinkers: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, and Derrida. In an attempt to place these thinkers within the wider context of the crisis-oriented modernism and postmodernism that have been the source of much of what is most original and creative in twentieth-century art and thought.

Карл Маркс: Бремя разума

( Moscow: KANON+, 2011 )

This book is a version, intended for a Russian scholarly audience, of Megill's 2002 book Karl Marx: The Burden of Reason (Why Marx Rejected Politics and the Market) (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002). In Карл Маркс: Бремя разума, which is based on an English-language text that Megill condensed to half the length of the original book, Megill focuses on offering the essence of the book’s argument, reducing the heavy documentation and the exploration of sub-sub-arguments present in the original version



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