Marx's Theory of Alienation
Written in 1970 by a prominent Marxist philosopher and student of Georg Lukács, this book argues that alienation is the central idea in all of Karl Marx's work. To distinguish Marx's original concept from its use by other writers over the years, the topic is approached in three different ways. First, the origin of the idea of alienation is discussed along with an analysis of the way Marx structured it into a theory. Then alienation is explored beyond its political aspect, as it has been used in economics, ontology, moral philosophy, and aesthetics. The contemporary usefulness of the term is covered in the last section of the book, which concludes that current debates about the individual in society and the role of education can be fruitfully discussed in terms of alienation.
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Origins of the Concept of Alienation
Genesis of Marxs Theory of Alienation
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absolute abstract abstractly achievements actual Adam Smith aesthetic analysis artistic aspects assertion Aufhebung become bourgeois capital capitalistic alienation character complex conceived concept of alienation concrete consciousness contradictions course criticism critique determined dialectical division of labour Economic and Philosophic egoistic emancipation estrangement existence external fact Feuerbach framework freedom function fundamental grasp Hegel Hegelian historical human essence human nature Ibid ideal ideological individual inherent Judaism man's manifest Manuscripts of 1844 Marx Marx's theory Marxian Marxism means moral Moses Hess necessity needs negation object objectification ontological opposed opposition partiality particular Philosophic Manuscripts political economy positive transcendence postulate practical principle private property problems productive activity property-relations question radical reality realization reification relations of production relationship Rousseau second order mediations self-mediating sense simply social relations socialist socio-historical specific sphere standpoint structure supersession surplus-value teleology theory of alienation tion transcendence of alienation universal utopian whole young Marx