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Rolando Hernandez 02/15/10 Phil: Ethics 201 Prof. Carolina Sosa Karl Marx Karl Marx was a famous philosopher who introduced the theory of collectivism. He can be viewed as a materialist who inspired the basis for many future communist regimes. Marx believed that the most just government was one where equality and fairness reigned amongst all; hence his perception of a communism state. However, as many have come to realize this is not the case. Although he opposed capitalism, he never deemed it to be unjust. His understanding of morality was determined by economics, or by the means of production and distribution. According to Marx, “industry was the highest form of human endeavor since it produced the goods that support real material needs” (tameri.com). This makes the communist state superior because it is in control of all production. Therefore, the state is also in control of morality. Marx offers a theory of justice by describing communism “as a society in which each person should contribute according to their ability and receive according to their need.” (Critique
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