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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Yad Ahmed (Section 11) 2nd Post

As a 19th century philosopher, Karl Marx had many accomplishments. When he was young, Karl Marx devoted the majority of his into philosophy and history. Later in his life, he became a Revolutionary and participated in a wide variety of political concerns. His ideas affected workers’  movements shortly after he passed away. This rise in publicity created a distinguished figure for Karl Marx and allowed his ideas to spread vastly. Soon his ideas began strong figures such as Vladimir Lenin, Mao Zedong and Leon Trotsky. 

Karl Marx was one of the most important critics towards capitalism and had many great ideas that have derived from that criticism. Marx emphasizes how the making of an idea must include the characteristics of the maker itself in order for the maker to be satisfied. He later backs up this claim by showing the impact of big companies disallowing the worker to appreciate their own personal contribution to the success of the company. In Marx’s opinion, this is wrong because if one can’t appreciate their own contribution towards the success of whatever they're contributing to deteriorates the sense of humanity and disturbs the natural flow of the way humans should interact.

“From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.”

Another great point that Karl Marx emphasizes on is how capitalists misuse the power of having a work force under them. He explains how capitalists are wrong for keeping all the profit for themselves when their work force surely deserves more pay then what they receive already. The sense of alienation is also part of how capitalism is corruptive because if the capitalists have no more need for their employees, then they’ll simply dismiss them from the work force, leaving them with a great feeling of despair and feeling as if they do not belong. This horrible feeling creates fear in the employee’s heart and lets them think that not having their deserved rights is okay as long as they can protect their spot.

First Post http://cophilosophy.blogspot.com/2015/12/yad-ahmed-section-11-first-post.html

Resources www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/karl-marx-222.php

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