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Unformatted text preview: History of Communism - Unit 1 Course Outlines The German Ideology, 1845-6 "Men make their own history but not under conditions of their own choosing." The Key Role of LABOR in Historical Development The Social Nature of CONSCIOUSNESS "The mode of production of material life conditions the social, political, and intellectual life process in general. It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness."-- from A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy Mode of Production "The hand-mill gives you society with the feudal lord; the steam-mill, society with the industrial capitalist." -- from The Poverty of Philosophy Division of Labor Under Industrial Capitalism * Alienation Classes and Class Struggle Capital, Volume One, 1867 Commodities "A commodity is in the first place an object outside us, a thing that by its properties satisfies human wants of some sort or another. The nature of such wants, whether, for instance, they spring from the stomach or from fancy, makes no difference." -- from Capital "The worker becomes an ever cheaper commodity the more goods he creates. The devaluation of the human world increases in direct relation with the increase in value of the world of things." --from...
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course HIST 142 taught by Professor Catherinewanner during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Spring '08