SOC 302 Marx Questions #1 - Grace Battista SOC 302 Marx Assignment#1 1 2 The four moments of alienation occur when man is alienated from the product of

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Grace Battista SOC 302 Marx Assignment #1 1. The four moments of alienation occur when man is alienated from the product of his la- bor, when he is alienated from the labor itself, when he is alienated from the species of man and when he is alienated from other men. Marx argues that a man is “estranged” from his product because he puts effort and life into it, but it is an object that has its own power outside man. It is separate from him, gets used by someone else, has become its own entity and is therefore alien. Man is alienated from labor itself because it is merely a means to an end and isn’t done for the enjoyment of the task itself. He is doing the activity but it is forced and he doesn’t enjoy it so it is alien to him. Because labor is just done for survival, man is alienated
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