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However, alienation appears not merely in the result but also in the process of
production, within productive activity itself. How could the worker stand in an
alien relationship to the product of his activity if he did not alienate himself in the
act of ...
Just as in religion the spontaneous activity of human fantasy, of the human brain
and heart, reacts independently as an alien activity of gods or devils upon the
individual, so the activity of the worker is not his own spontaneous activity.
Since alienated labour: (i) alienates nature from man; and (2) alienates man from
himself, from his own active function, his life activity; so it alienates him from the
species. It makes species-life into a means of individual life. In the first place it ...
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Marx's style is difficult to decipher. In "On the Jewish Question," it was difficult to determine exactly how ironic he was being. I've since learned that when talking about the Jewish Cult he was ... Read full review
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Karl Marx's First, Second, and Third Economic & Philosophical Manuscripts are the highpoint of this book. Written prior to Das Kapital they outline the ideas that are later fully explored in the ... Read full review