SOC375- Classical Theory 4 Marx

SOC375- Classical Theory 4 Marx - The philosophers have...

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The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it. - Karl Marx, Theses # 11 of Theses on Feuerbach (1845)
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Karl Marx – Data about His Life 1818 Born in Trier, then in Prussia 1835-41 Studies law at the University of Bonn and the University of Berlin, then philosophy 1836 Betrothal to Jenny von Westphalen 1838 Father dies 1841 Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Jena 1843 Marries Jenny von Westphalen (three daughters and one son: Jenny, Laura, Eleanor and Edgar; later illegitimate child – Freddy with the housekeeper, Helene Demeuth) 1844-45 Stay in Paris; meets with Friedrich Engels 1845-48 Stay in Brussels 1848 Revolution in Europe; Marx as newspaper editor in Germany 1849 Settles in London; works as a journalist and private scholar 1851-1862 Correspondent for New York Daily Tribune and other papers 1855 Son Edgar (b. 1847) dies 1864 Helps found The First International 1870 Engels moves to London; end of poverty 1881 Death of Jenny 1883 Death from “cachexy as a result of consumption” [1895 Engels (b. 1820) dies] Karl Marx – Works
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Where Marx Was Born
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JENNY VON WESTPHALEN
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Friedrich Engels
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Manchester mid-1800s
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Textile Factory, Manchester, mid- 1800s
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Mining Coal, Children at Work England mid-1800s
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Helene Demeut, Servant in the Marx Household
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Karl Marx – Works 1844 Economic-Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844 (published 1932) 1848 (with Engels) The Communist Manifesto 1852 The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte 1857-1858 Grundrisse (published in 1939) 1859 Critique of Political Economy 1867 Das Kapital (vol. 1) 1871 Civil War in France *** Posthumously: 1885 Das Kapital, Vol. 2 (ed. Engels) 1894 Das Kapital, Vol. 3 (ed. Engels) 1905-1910 Theories of Surplus Value (4 vols.; ed. Karl Kautsky) 1913 Correspondance Engels-Marx Collected Works in German (MEGA; 1927-35; 12 vols.); Werke (1956- 68; 41 vols.); translation in English of Collected Works under way
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MARX AS A (HISTORICAL) MATERIALIST “[We] must begin by stating that the first proposition of all human existence and therefore of all history, namely that men must be in a position to live in order to be able to ‘make history’. But life involves before everything else eating and drinking, a habitation, clothing and many other things. The first historical act is, therefore, the production
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