1.29M - January 29, 2007 Recap: Positivism Comte Stages of...

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January 29, 2007 Recap: Positivism – Comte – Stages of Human Mind Theological Metaphysical Positivism - absolute knowledge – ideology: ideal, the only thing that is true; believe that science can fix all human problems Objective knowledge – Subjective knowledge – Life History of Marx (influenced by positivism) Writing in response to things happening in Germany, England, France – responses to intellectual questions (technology- revolutions) all about ideas; doctoral recitation based on Philosophy (1841) Young Hegehans – G.W. Hegel (1770-1831) German philosopher of history Concepts of Dialectics; Thesis and antithesis leading to synthesis Young Hegehans met to discuss ideas of Hegel - Marx joined them (Marx moves to Paris 1844) never saw world outside of University towns- Paris headquarters of socialists, communists, Engels – friend; published books together – condition of working class in 1844 (bad working conditions- workhouses, child employment) Urban Proletariat: working class. Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 – Alienated nature of labor in capitalism- labor bad under capitalism- alienated private property – cooperated production – estranged labor – communal society absence of private property and capitalism
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1.29M - January 29, 2007 Recap: Positivism Comte Stages of...

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