Unformatted text preview: production of the means to satisfy these needs, the production of material life itself.” The explanation following this on pages 156-157 where he furthers his interpretation by saying that the material connection existing between men may hold them together more strongly that religion or politics. There’s more explanation and definition on page 164-165 starting with “ This conception of history. ..” He also uses materialism when talking about division of labor on page 157-158 because social relations be-tween men and the need for material things and the increase of this need led to the division of labor. Civil society is shown to be the “intercourse” arising out of historical materialism on page 163. Examples of historical materialism are shown on page 172 when he talks about hypothetical bread deprivation and the actual lack of sugar and coffee....
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- Spring '14
- Karl Marx, Historical materialism