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... an atheist through the intermediary of the state, that is, when he declares the
state to be an atheist, he is still engrossed in religion, because he only
recognizes himself as an atheist in a roundabout way, through an intermediary.
Religion is ...
Atheism, as a denial of this unreality, is no longer meaningful, for atheism is a
negation of God and seeks to assert by this negation the existence of man.
Socialism no longer requires such a roundabout method ; it begins from the
In the same way, atheism as the annulment of God is the emergence of
theoretical humanism, and communism as the annulment of private property is
the vindication of real human life as man's property. The latter is also the
emergence of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - blake.rosser - LibraryThing
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