2.12M - February 12, 2007 Historical Materialism:...

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February 12, 2007 Historical Materialism: Historical changes happen due to material change. Marx thinks that this happens because of human practice. Society is about the relation between man and nature. Production is about man engaging in nature one way or the other. In each type of society, man is consuming what the previous society has produced and it’s also producing new ways of production. Difference between all these stages of society is in the division of labor. More the division of labor, the higher the stage of society. More division of labor, more alienation. Tribal Stage: had sexual division of labor, nomadic travel. This is what Marx refers to as species or herd being. Tribal stage evolved from nomads to stationary agricultural farmers. Incorporated slave labor, began to have agricultural surplus. Oriental Societies : India, China Ancient Societies : Greece, Rome. Had class of landlords that engage in politics and citizenship. Had Slaves to do work. Marx says government formed by the
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