The following article appeared in the Fall 1988 issue of Critical Review (Volume 2, Number 4): 76-81.
MARX ON THE PRECIPICE OF UTOPIA
By Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Abstract: This article reviews the first edition of Kevin M. Brien's book, Marx, Reason, and the Art of Freedom (Temple University Press). It argues that Brien presents a systematic and integrated discussion of the relationship between reason and freedom in Marx's thought, uncovering important and often neglected epistemological parallels between Marxist and non-Marxist philosophers. But the book raises questions that challenge the actualizable potential of Marx's project.
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