There are many other very good elementary intros to marxs thought robert heilbroners book on marx is a great one ernest mandel has an excellent short introduction to marxs economic theory but i would put singers book up there with those if you are looking for a clear first introduction to marx you can do far worse than this. Marx a very short introduction very short introductions 28 peter singer from 1818 to 1883 marx was the founder of material commentary on history and the prime of class warfare marxs influence on economics philosophy and all branches of social and political thought was undoubtedly very profound. He concludes with an assessment of marxs legacy asking if there is any realistic prospect of replacing capitalism with a better system of production and distribution in the twenty first century about the series the very short introductions series from oxford university press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area these . Karl marx is one of the most influential philosophers of all time whose theories have shaped and directed political economic and social thought for 150 years marx a very short introduction identifies the central vision that unifies marxs thought enabling us to grasp marxs views as a whole it presents marx as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom rather than as an . Marx a very short introduction second edition peter singer very short introductions offers a clear introduction to the core ideas in marxs philosophy and thinking provides a history of marxs life and considers his lasting impact on political economic and social thinking
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