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Study Guide - Karl Marx Economic and Political Manuscripts 1.At the opening of this passage, Marx writes, “We have proceeded from the premises of political economy.” What are the premises he is referring to and how has he “proceeded” from them? What is his attitude toward political economy, and how does that inform his work? 2.Marx claims, “political economy proceeds from the fact of private property, but it does not explain it to us.” What does he mean by this? What is Marx trying to explain that political economy does not? 3.Marx writes, “Labour produces not only commodities; it produces itself
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Unformatted text preview: and the worker as a commodity.” What does this statement mean? Do you agree or not? Explain. 4.What, according to Marx, is the nature of the worker’s relationship to work and to the product of his or her labor? Do you agree with his assessment of work? 5.Based on his critique of work, what do you think Marx’s ideal vision of work would look like? 6.What does Marx mean by “species being” and what role does this idea play in his larger theory of work? 7.Does this reading change your assessment of Marx and Marxism? How?...
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