Class Notes 2-6-07

Class Notes 2-6-07 - I Marx and Marxism At the root of it...

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I Marx and Marxism At the root of it all he was a philosopher German born 1818 Lived in London for most of his life He himself was very middle class; however he had great contempt for the Bourgeoisie Never held down a job He was considered a journalist He was bailed out numerous times by Friedrich Engels Socialist, literally repelled by the discontent of the industrial revolution He considered Liaises fair to be unjust He believed in communal ownership of property and society run economies Created a doctrine he believed cumulated sociology, economics, and all human history If doctrine was followed he believed a perfect socialist society would form Based on the earlier work of George Hagel. All human history was a story of constant struggle he called dialectics. One situation or state of affairs, inevitably produces an opposite or opposing state of affairs. Thesis vs. antithesis. The conflict of the two would lead to synthesis. Marx believed that the thesis vs
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course HIST 388 taught by Professor Mathews during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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Class Notes 2-6-07 - I Marx and Marxism At the root of it...

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