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1. What spectre is haunting Europe? How have the powers of Old Europe responded? - The spectre of Communism. The old powers of Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre. Marx on Human Nature and Social Order (030509) I. Preliminaries a. Relevance? b. Two Dimensions of the Idealism/materialism Debates i. 1 st Dimension – philosophical/metaphysical dimension 1. Materialist - believe all knowledge derives from sensation and experience. a. Thomas Hobbes and John Locke 2. Idealist - believe we have knowledge that was there at birth. ii. 2 nd Dimension – sociological dimension 1. Marx is a materialist only in the sociological dimension 2. Marx believed that everything (all institutions) are influenced by the forces of production and the social relations of production 3. All institutions are influenced by what’s going on the economy. II. Human Nature as Constant: Man the Producer a. Marx’s “Naturalism” i. He said that we are the only species that use tools ii. Only human beings can produce the means of their own subsistence
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