2007-09-24 - so on 2 economic history is the real history...

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1. Marx’s theory of (economic) history a. Different stages (division of labor or classes) i. Tribal 1. family ii. Ancient communal and state 1. citizens and slaves iii. Feudal 1. noble and serfs iv. Capitalism 1. bourgeois and proletariat v. As one moves from one stage to next it gets broader and more impersonal 1. Ex. Tribal (husband vs. wife) and capitalism (bourgeois and proletariat b. How do you move from one stage to the next i. Economic production (driving force of history) ii. Social relations iii. Quote p. 157: The above two are connected 1. economy affects social relations then create a new level of economic production which will affect social relations and
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Unformatted text preview: so on 2. economic history is the real history of the world c. Example: feudalism capitalism i. Bourgeois called burgers, proletariat called rabble ii. (industrial revolution) When the serfs become free, they flee to the cities and become the workers. The proletariat is created. d. State and law i. Marx says the state was supposed to be based on the general will but is really based on the will of the ruling class 2. Materialism and Idealism – Relationship between ideas and material forces a. Ideology i. Ideology as reflection ii. Ideology as control b. Criticism of idealism and young Hegelians...
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