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Unformatted text preview: Exchange value: things matter only as exchange values, price makes exchange happen. All these are progressive things that happened b/c of political economy. Basis is greed & avarice. Political economy hides estrangement. 1. Alienates man from his nature. Plants & animals. Creative activity of human is his labor. All wealth is produced by labor. Anything produced comes from labor. Man creates things of importance. His life is taken away from him and does not fulfill his physical needs. His product becomes a commodity or an object. 2. Alienates man from himself. Doesnt enjoy creating anymore-doesnt enjoy the pleasure anymore. Marx thinks this is like an animal-loss of self- 3. Alienates him from his species. Man treated as an animal or a slave-beneath a regular human being. 4. Alienates him from other man personal relationships suffer. Man not allowed socializing with other men. Capitalists wouldnt be able to make profit or private property....
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- Spring '07