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The Ghost of Karl Marx

Ronan de Calan, Donatien Mary - The Ghost of Karl Marx
The ghost of Karl Marx makes a solemn vow to give the story of the class conflict a happy ending by fighting the Market, that infernal magician.
In The Ghost of Karl Marx, the philosopher is saddened when the town weavers must sell their cloth cheaply to compete with machines. The farmers too cannot sell their crops and have no money to buy new seeds. Forced to leave their work, the townspeople form an angry crowd in front of the factories, but what is to be done when there are so many hungry people and so few jobs to pay for food to eat? Concealed in one of the weavers' sheets, the philosopher makes a solemn vow to give this story a happy ending by finding the Market, that infernal magician, and ridding the town of him once and for all.

“What astonishing Pocket-Marx! Charming and smart, perfect for any children's room revolution and with a lesson for every adult as well.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Plato & Co. introduces children—and curious grown-ups—to the lives and work of famous philosophers, from Descartes to Socrates, Einstein, Marx, and Wittgenstein. Each book in the series features an engaging—and often funny—story that presents basic tenets of philosophical thought alongside vibrant color illustrations. Plato & Co.'s clear approach and charming illustrations make this series the perfect addition to any little library.
Ronan de Calan teaches philosophy of science at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Donatien Mary is a Paris-based illustrator and printmaker.
Translated from the French by Anna Street (original title: Le Fantôme de Karl Marx , Les petits Platons, 2010).
published in April 2015
English edition
14,8 x 21,6 cm (hardcover)
64 pages (64 color ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-03734-545-0
EAN : 9783037345450
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