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

SOC 302 Marx Questions #1 - Grace Battista SOC 302 Marx...

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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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Unformatted text preview: from the species of man. What Marx says separates men from animals is that men have “con-scious-life activity” (pg 76). However, when you’re working just to work because you have to, you no longer have “conscious-life activity” thereby alienating yourself from your own species. Once you’ve successfully done this, Marx says you can also consider yourself alienat-ed from other men. 2. Alienation from product (estrangement from the thing)- bottom of pg 71, middle of page 72 Alienation from labor (self estrangement)- bottom of pg 73-74 and top of 75 Alienation from species- pg. 76 through first half of 77 Alienation from other men- first half pg. 77...
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