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Marx was a humanist, for whom man's freedom, dignity, and activity were the
basic premises of the "good society." As a humanist he believed in the unity of all
men, and in man's capacity to find a new harmony with man and with nature.
Man as a member of civil society — non-political man — necessarily appears as
the natural man. The rights of man appear as natural rights because conscious
activity is concentrated upon political action. Egoistic man is the passive, given ...
Consciousness, which man has from his species, is transformed through
alienation so that species-life becomes only a means for him. (3) Thus alienated
labour turns the species- life of man, and also nature as his mental species-
property, into ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kade - LibraryThing
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