Marx 153-167 - Marx 153-167 Saturday, October 29, 2011 1:41...

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Marx 153-167 Saturday, October 29, 2011 1:41 PM Struggle between classes is the essential catalyst of historical change: in earlier times, the structure of society was a complicated arrangement of hierarchical classes, but in the present period of the bourgeoisie, the social structure is developing toward a simple division of two classes, the ruling class, the bourgeoisie, owners of the means of production, and the proletariat, the worker-slaves. Marx argued that the proletariat are becoming self-conscious of their exploited state, and an international drama is unfolding in which they will create a violent revolution, throwing off their chains and, as new dictators, instantiating a new era of justice, an egalitarian, classless society, in which the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all. Determinism- a theory or doctrine that acts of the will, occurrences in nature, or social or psychological phenomena are causally determined by preceding events or natural laws
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