Karl Marx: His Life and Environment

Karl Marx: His Life and Environment

Cover of the 1959 edition
Author Isaiah Berlin
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Karl Marx
Published 1939 (Thornton Butterworth)
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 222 (1995 edition)
ISBN 978-0195103267

Karl Marx: His Life and Environment is a 1939 biography of Karl Marx by Isaiah Berlin,[1] in which Berlin argues that Marx's system of thought depends upon indefensible metaphysical presuppositions.[2]

Scholarly reception

Berlin's style of writing has been praised by political scientist David McLellan,[1] and philosopher John Gray.[2]




  • Gray, John (1995). Berlin. London: FontanaPress. ISBN 0-00-686244-6. 
  • McLellan, David (1995). Karl Marx: A Biography. London: Papermac. ISBN 0-333-63947-2. 

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