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The worker can create nothing without nature, without the sensuous external
world. The latter is the material in which his labour is realized, in which it is active,
out of which and through which it produces things. But just as nature affords the ...
External labour, labour in which man alienates himself, is a labour of self-
sacrifice, of mortification. Finally, the external character of work for the worker is
shown by the fact that it is not his own work but work for someone else, that in
work he ...
The external character of this abstract thought . . . nature as it exists for this
abstract thought. Nature is external to it, loss of itself, and is only conceived as
something external, as abstract thought, but alienated abstract thought. Finally,
spirit, this ...
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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