Justin Holt

Justin Holt

B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1997
Ph.D., Philosophy, New School for Social Research, 2007


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Justin Holt, New York University

Biographical Note

Justin Holt received his PhD in 2007 from the New School for Social Research's Philosophy Department. He currently teaches Ethics and Political Philosophy at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, a division of New York University. He has published essays and book reviews on Hegel, Marx, Political Economy, and Distributive Ethics. He is also an editor for the journal Science & Society.

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Latest Publication Title

The Social Thought of Karl Marx, Sage Publications, June 2014.

Additional Publications

Karl Marx's Philosophy of Nature, Action, and Society: A New Analysis, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.

Publication Excerpt

Part of the SAGE Social Thinkers series, this brief and clearly-written book provides a concise introduction to the work, life, and influences of Karl Marx, one of the most revered, reviled, and misunderstood figures in modern history. The book serves as an excellent introduction to the full range of Marx’s major themes—alienation, economics, social class, capitalism, communism, materialism, environmental sustainability—and considers the extent to which they are relevant today. It is ideal for use as a self-contained volume or in conjunction with other sociological theory textbooks.