180F06 Marx and Engels

180F06 Marx and Engels - Historical Materialism and...

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Historical Materialism and Socialism
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Marx and Engels Karl Marx (1818-1883) Frederick Engels (1820-1895) shared concern for the poor, working masses co-authored works including Communist Manifesto (1848) Theory of history; economic critique of capitalism; activist document
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Historical Materialism Historical change is motivated by changing material circumstances Changes in the material base cause changes in the ideological superstructure Material base means of production relations of production History is history of class struggle
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What are the two main classes in capitalism? A. Slaves and slaveowners B. Serfs and lords C. Men and women D. Proletarians and bourgeoisie
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Epochs of European Economic Development Slavery slaves and slave owners Feudalism lords and serfs Capitalism Workers (proletariat) and capitalists (bourgeoisie) Socialism/Communism abolishment of the class system
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Capitalism Freedom of movement; equal rights; free
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course PHIL 180 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Kansas.

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