Thesis antithesis synthesis he starting thesis is

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describe how our thinking is influenced by materialism (natural science). Thesis + Antithesis = Synthesis he starting Thesis is tpoint and then there is opposing ideas to the starting point and together create a revolution. Then that revolution would become the new starting point and the process begins again… never ending. One thesis always creates its antithesis, and the term will create another thesis and the constant fight between. Change doesn't come from abstract ideas, but concrete materials, How does change come about in history: the modes of production, wages, law of supply and demand. emphasis on materialism, on concrete things not conceptual things. Proletariat One of two classes (the other being the Bourgeoisie) that consists of workers, urban poor, and the dispossessed The urban poor with nothing to sell but themselves Conditions described in Manchester o Dwellings dirty and cramped Little Privacy (something we take for granted) Not much better than living in the streets Unsanitary conditions Often hungry No public schools Had to pay; Didn’t have money saw no need in education since work didn’t require it Morals not as good
workers only put up with this injustice because they are likely oppressed by low wages with little to no support to fight the system OR believe what they have been told by the rich. the exploitation created the wealth distinction between classes. Uprisings of 1848 - The communist alternative in 1848 - abandon the notion of private property in Children often became urchins (pickpocketed) Gender roles upset Women and children working while men unemployed Overworked and unable to be with their children Little safety Workers essentially ignored Law ignored them until they became unruly and obnoxious Kept them in line from the Bourgeois Not just poor Entire life is unstable and filled with anxiety o Has nothing but his own two hands o Placed in the lowest social class o Nothing to rely on o Lower than slaves Slaves at least had someone (their masters) to provide for them o Insurance of zero Had two choices: o Fight against it To retain what little humanity they had o Accept it Take what little profit you can Impossible to pull yourself out o To get virtue, knowledge, etc. o Which is necessary social pattern in order to succeed Liberal ideal o Not enough money to save up Life too unstable
Hired one day, fired the next When poor get money, they often get drunk o When things are good, they take advantage of it Unstable conditions = Live life as if it is unstable Might get stolen from you so you might as well use it What family life is possible under such stress? o Poverty breeds social disfunction Had to ignore children Grown in a savage way Dismantling the sanctity of private property communist don’t believe in private property because normally this is what leads to distinctions of social class.

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