Karl Marx - c Materialism i Definition 1 material needs are...

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Karl Marx (1818-1883) I. Bio II. Influences a. Hegel b. Feverbach i. Essence of Christianity ii. Says Hegel got a lot of stuff wrong iii. Very controversial iv. Consciousness of the infinity of consciousness v. Human oriented III. Main Ideas a. Like Weber i. Profilic writer ii. Problem of capitalism iii. Role of religion b. Unlike Weber i. **materialist ii. no single work on religion iii. activist; engaged writing
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Unformatted text preview: c. Materialism i. Definition 1. material needs are fundamental 2. The hard facts of life determine the ideas you have in the world ii. Modes of production- Old vs. New iii. Relations of production d. History (aka Marx’s myth making”) i. Marx’s version of Eden/ Utopia e. Alienation f. Base vs. Superstructure (Ideology)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course RLST 101 taught by Professor Shirkey during the Spring '07 term at Notre Dame.

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