Terrell Carver

Professor of Political Theory, University of Bristol

Terrell Carver is professor of political theory at the University of Bristol. He has published widely on Marx, Engels and Marxism over many years. His most recent book is Marx (2017), in the Polity Classic Thinkers series.

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21st-century Marx

Terrell Carver

Thanks for the responses! ‘Marx’ is of course something of an ‘empty signifier’ whose content comes from projection … so my point here was really that as ‘empty signifiers’ go he’s more interesting and relevant than some other candidates for the spot. And it works in reverse if you let it, i.e. take a text and let him project a few thoughts your way, and see if that generates some interesting thoughts of your own. Dont worry! He was never a mental vampire.

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