Lecture 23 Marx and Marxism

Lecture 23 Marx and Marxism - Bedich Smetana (1824-1884) M...

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Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884) Má Vlast (My Country) 2 nd movement: Vitava (1874) Symphonic poems dedicated to the city of Prague
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Marx and Marxism Revolutionary socialism
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Karl Marx (1818-1883)
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Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) Condition of the Working Classes in England (1844)
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Marx: ‘philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways, the point however is to change it’
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The Communist League Manifesto of the Communist Party (February 1848)
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‘the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles’
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WORKING MEN OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE!
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[Dialectic Greek root: the art of conversation or debate The process of reasoning to obtain truth and knowledge Socratic method: truth extracted via questions Hegel: thesis, antithesis, synthesis (conflict and resolution) ]
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Marx’s materialist theory of history Economics in action: Feudalism vanquished by capitalism Capitalism vanquished by communism
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Towards a classless society: Abolition of property in land, application of rents of land to public
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course HISTORY 1401 taught by Professor Nathans during the Spring '09 term at UWO.

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