Estrangement

Estrangement - customs and the social realities are all...

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Mehmet Dervisogullari Beaupre, J. Phil 100w February 11, 2008 Estrangement ? The word “estrangement” used in 117 th page, 4 th line. Marx used the terms “Estrangement” and “alienation” for the same meaning. His argument was that: the capitalism is changing the standard behaviors and feelings of human beings. Money is separating humans from their own nature. The things people buy, the products of their labor, the changing
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Unformatted text preview: customs and the social realities are all under effect of capitalism. Society is experiencing a loss of reality. The capitalism shows the society some other attractive aspects of life which are also created by the capitalist system, and nobody can refuse these presented fake qualities. Marx thinks that this is very dangerous. This is what Karl Marx meant by Estrangement....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHI 100w taught by Professor Beaupre during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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