German Ideology

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Bestseller Book German Ideology published 2020 2011 Reprint of 1939 Edition Parts I III of The German Ideology Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software Originally published by the Marx Engels Institute in Moscow in 1939 The German Ideology was written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels circa 1846, but published later The original edition was divided into thr2011 Reprint of 1939 Edition Parts I III of The German Ideology Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software Originally published by the Marx Engels Institute in Moscow in 1939 The German Ideology was written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels circa 1846, but published later The original edition was divided into three parts Part I, the most significant, is perhaps the classic statement of the Marxist theory of history and his much cited materialist conception of history Since its first publication, Marxist scholars have found Part I The German Ideology particularly valuable since it is perhaps the most comprehensive statement of Marx s theory of history stated at such length and detail Part II consisted of many satirically written polemics against Bruno Bauer, other Young Hegelians, and Max Stirner These polemical and highly partisan sections of the German Ideology have not been reproduced in this edition We reprint Parts I Parts III only Part III treats Marx Engels conception of true socialism and is reprinted in its entirety Part II has not been reprinted in this edition in order to produce a small and inexpensive book which contains the gist of the German Ideology Appendix contains the Theses on Feuerbach Index of authors, with scholarly citations and footnotes.. The best Book German Ideology This is interesting, not least because it is one of the earliest formulations of Marx’s understanding of historical materialism and his breaking away from both Hegel’s idealism and Feuerbach’s naïve materialism. The book starts with a very useful editor’s introduction where this work is located within both Marx’s and Engels’s developing understanding of what they were coming to view as the motive force of history. That is, the class struggle. What is interesting here is how frequently they reference literature and the arts, and not always to praise the accomplishments of the high arts, but often to frame their understanding of the potential of a future human society. Life under ‘communism’ is sketched in what can only be called the briefest of outlines – “in communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticise after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, herdsman or critic”. They make it clear that the division of labour, particularly as it has been perfected under capitalism, does much to make the vast majority of human lives almost unbearable, so the key defining characteristic of the communist society is the breaking of this division of labour. The unbearable nature of the division of labour was particularly true of the cruelly deskilled work that was being undertaken in the factories of their day – but one hardly has to travel to the third world (where most of our clothes, electrical equipment and such are made) to see people reduced to half-lives at the beck and call of the division of labour. In this sense, art as a means of human expression – even for people who would never want to call themselves ‘artists’ is presented as a pathway to a fuller, more human life.The basic ideas framing the Marxist vision are that our material conditions are the foundation upon which the rest of our modes of being – whether they be religious, philosophical, social, legal, artistic and so on – are determined. There is plenty of scope for variety, so that two countries could well have the same levels of development of their productive forces (economic well-being), but still have very different legal and cultural systems. All the same, there are things that are more or less closed off to us once we move beyond certain periods of economic development and other things that are impossible until certain economic pre-conditions have been obtained. I’m not going to use their examples, but rather I’m going to use some that I’ve been thinking about recently.In this Marx says that Epic poetry is one of the things that is closed off once we reach a certain level of economic development – that it makes perfect sense as a form in Ancient Greece, but wouldn’t really be possible today. I would rather look at something like architecture. Many people believe we don’t today have the technology to build a pyramid. This is basically nonsense. But what is interesting is that we would never dream of building a pyramid today. Why? Well, because there are so many much more interesting things that we do build today, that building a huge mound of rocks is never going to be something that interests us doing again. Perhaps since we have become capable of destroying real mountains we have become less interested in building puny, artificial mountains of our own. The Ancient Egyptians built pyramids, they are breathtaking, they are remarkable, but they were also at the far end of their technical abilities. We are able to send a camera into space and take images of the dawn of time, we are able to smash atoms to discover the mass of the Higgs Boson. I think that means we win, if there is such a thing as winners and losers with this stuff.The Egyptians didn’t pose questions about the mass of the Higgs Boson, or anything like that. Why? Because there would have needed to have asked so many other questions first and all of those prior questions required strides forward in the economic underpinnings of society before they could even be contemplated. Perhaps a better example is the one given in Margaret Wertheim in ‘The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace’ where she discusses how our notions of space completely changed with the Renaissance and perspective painting. And this is interesting for a number of reasons. Not only would such painting be impossible before the Renaissance – where we simply did not have the mathematics necessary or the understanding of optics or the explosion of painting techniques available to make such ‘realism’ possible, but this change in tools that became available to us with the rapid growth in human productiveness helped to fundamentally change the way we viewed the world – literally changed how we see. It did much to create modern humans – that is, by having a single ‘right’ place to stand and view a painting – something that was completely new because previously paintings were designed to be displayed in particular spaces and therefore designed to be seen from anywhere within that entire space. Now, there were right places to view from and therefore a right way to view – a privileged perspective. This did much to encourage ideas of the individual viewer standing in the right location to view and so to create the basis for ‘individuals’. Shakespeare did much the same by switching drama from a depiction of things that happen to various characters to bringing to the fore the motivations characters had for particular actions. Rather than being required to act according to the wishes of the gods, characters like MacBeth struggle with their wills, struggle with the ethical problems their desires and their morality throw into conflict. This ‘turn to the individual’ as actor and as creator of their destiny fits rather well with the early modern notions of the new and rising class – what Marx would call the Bourgeoisie. What is interesting here is that changes in the economic structuring of society, brought about by the development of the productive forces – new technologies, new modes of work, new divisions of labour – all contributed to new ways of seeing the world, and, equally importantly, new understandings of what is ‘true’. In this book Marx points out that the ruling classes always endorse certain ideas, certain ways of understanding the world, and those ‘ways of seeing’ by the ruling classes become the ruling ideas in society too. So much so that all previous ways of seeing the world – whether of slave societies in ancient times or hierarchical structures where everyone is in their fixed location as associated with medieval times, become bizarre and incomprehensible, and, despite there clearly not having been, say, capitalist ways of understanding the world in these previous times, our commonsense notions assume there really must have been. When Fukuyama claims ‘the end of history’ he is not merely looking forward, but making claims about the past too. All ruling ideas become universalist, they all become ‘commonsense’, they all become hegemonic. There is no need for conspiracy here, just self-interest. There was an amusing piece in the newspaper the other day by an apologist of the free market spent a lot of time criticising the Pope’s naïve views on economics. How can the Pope not know that greed, as exemplified by the gross inequalities produced under capitalism, is actually the greatest boon to humanity? How can he be so foolish as to want to restrict the free operation of the market, when it has proven itself the only means of eradicating poverty? He is clearly a victim of that rubbish from Piketty – what we really need is more inequality, as it is the only thing that motivates people and turns the wheels of progress. Should we be surprised that such ideas end up getting printed in our leading newspapers? Newspapers that are owned by an ever-decreasing number of very rich robber barons? Perhaps we should rather be surprised there are places like Good Reads where some views can be expressed more or less without censorship – well, until you threaten the profits of Amazon, of course. Let’s not take this freedom stuff too far.This ends work with a series of short texts by Marx – his Thesis on Feuerbach, his Introduction to a Critique of Political Economy, but one of the sections I found most interesting was his discussion of how important it is to move philosophy away from idle speculation and to see that many questions of ‘truth’ are not really questions for speculation, but rather are inherently practical questions and therefore need to be answered in action and by action.I’m unlikely to read the entire work of which this is a selection – much like part 3 of the Manifesto, a lot of what is left out here sounds like too much detail on issues no longer of the least bit of interest – but I can recommend this short version, not least because while it clearly articulates the idea that the economic substructure is the basis for the rest of society – it is hardly put in a way that is as ‘dogmatic’ as some later ‘Marxists’ might have put it.
The German Ideology Marxists Internet Archive The German Ideology Critique of Modern German Philosophy According to Its Representatives Feuerbach, B Bauer and Stirner, and of German Socialism According to Its Various Prophets Written Fall to mid German Ideology by Karl Marx The German Ideology written in , published in was Karl Marx s first major work on his theory of materialism, as well as the first outline on Communism Marx develops his thoughts in relation to contemporary German philosophy This approach has its advantages and disadvantages. The German Ideology Summary GradeSaver The German Ideology Summary Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels begin with the question of what makes human beings unique as a species They propose that humans alone can be said to have a history. German Ideology Marx, Karl, Engels, Friedrich German Ideology, Part and Selections from Parts and New World paperbacks, NW Karl Marx . out of stars Paperback offers from . Grundrisse Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy Penguin Classics Karl Marx . out of stars Paperback. The German Ideology American University The German Ideology by Marx and Engels which belongs to the concept of its concept, personality directly afterwards posits by its universal essence And after it has again abolished this limitation, it turns out that precisely this essence is the resultof its inner self distinction. The German Ideology THE GERMAN Ideology was the first work in which Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels sketched out the framework for understanding history and society that was to guide their theoretical and practical activities for the rest of their lives The book was written in when the authors were in their mid twenties. The German Ideology Mark A Foster, Ph.D. THE GERMAN IDEOLOGY Part I FEUERBACH OPPOSTION OF THE MATERIALIST AND IDEALIST OUTLOOK A IDEALISM AND MATERIALISM The Illusions of German Ideology As we hear from German ideologists, Germany has in the last few years gone through an unparalleled revolution The decomposition of the Hegelian philosophy, which began with Strauss, has developed into

  1. In 1818, Karl Marx, descended from a long line of rabbis, was born in Prussian Rhineland Marx s father converted to Protestantism shortly before Karl s birth Educated at the Universities of Bonn, Jena, and Berlin, Marx founded the Socialist newspaper Vorwarts in 1844 in Paris After being expelled from France at the urging of the Prussian government, which banished Marx in absentia, Marx studied economics in Brussels He and Engels founded the Communist League in 1847 and published the Communist Manifesto After the failed revolution of 1848 in Germany, in which Marx participated, he eventually wound up in London Marx worked as foreign correspondent for several U.S publications His Das Kapital came out in three volumes 1867, 1885 and 1894 Marx organized the International and helped found the Social Democratic Party of Germany Although Marx was not religious, Bertrand Russell later remarked, His belief that there is a cosmic force called Dialectical Materialism which governs human history independently of human volitions, is mere mythology Portraits from Memory, 1956 Marx once quipped, All I know is that I am not a Marxist according to Engels in a letter to C Schmidt see Who s Who in Hell by Warren Allen Smith D 1883.Marx began co operating with Bruno Bauer on editing Hegel s Philosophy of Religion in 1840 Marx was also engaged in writing his doctoral thesis, The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature, which he completed in 1841 It was described as a daring and original piece of work in which Marx set out to show that theology must yield to the superior wisdom of philosophy the essay was controversial, particularly among the conservative professors at the University of Berlin Marx decided, instead, to submit his thesis to the liberal University of Jena, whose faculty awarded him his PhD in April 1841 As Marx and Bauer were both atheists, in March 1841 they began plans for a journal entitled Archiv des Atheismus Atheistic Archives , but it never came to fruition.Marx has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history Marx is typically cited, with mile Durkheim and Max Weber, as one of the three principal architects of modern social science.More enpedia wiki Karl_Marxplatoanford entries marx econlib library Enc birxists archive marx historyguide intellectc history historicspartacushoolnet.annica EBchecked t

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  1. This is interesting, not least because it is one of the earliest formulations of Marx s understanding of historical materialism and his breaking away from both Hegel s idealism and Feuerbach s na ve materialism The book starts with a very useful editor s introduction where this work is located within both Marx s and Engels s developing understanding of what they were coming to view as the motive force of history That is, the class struggle What is interesting here is how frequently they referenc [...]

  2. The German Ideology is frequently referenced as a great starter text for students of Marxism Imagine my horror upon discovering it is nigh 600 pages long and a philosophical critique of previous philosophers.The first portion, INTRODUCTION TO THE CRITIQUE OF POLITICAL ECONOMY is the most essential It is a run down of various parts of Marx s burgeoning Dialectical Materialism The following three sections, critiquing the Young Hegelian Feuerbach, Bauer, and Stirner in that order, is a real problem [...]

  3. I ve been feeling like I don t read enough difficult books any, so The German Ideology was my crack at one It is early Marx and Engels, in which they are first iterating their theories of materialism One thing that has always struck me from the few times I ve read Marx.I tend to think of Marxism as philosophy, and it is always interesting to see how much it was offered as science, a form I don t think ages well for it One other thing.Marx weighs in one of the old questions here Whether it is bet [...]

  4. I have a soft spot for Marxhe has to be one of the most misread and misunderstood authors in history I think this text, along with the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, really highlight the emphasis he placed on human consciousness and its intricate connection to the material world and mode of production which alarmingly conventional readings of Marx minimize, if not, completely ignore.

  5. As many vaunted references as I ve seen to The German Ideology, I ve got to say, I simply couldn t get most of it However, it s still a book of immense value Let me explain.Marx in this book is, while formulating his thought, bouncing off of, refuting, and satirizing the positions of a number of now largely forgotten German idealist thinkers Feuerbach, Stirner, etc and their approaches, condemning them for engaging in Hegelian shell games rather than actually pursuing a real, world changing poli [...]

  6. Those looking to garner a basic understanding of what precisely Marx and Engels meant by dialectical materialism must start here The two authors were profoundly polemical, and like most polemics they are best understood in context CJ Arthur s introduction provides that context in a way which is chronological and easy to understand Marx and Engels of course started out in the Young Hegelians The starting point of their break with Hegel s philosophy came in their realization that Hegel s belief th [...]

  7. Written in 1846, unpublished till 1932 in Soviet Union For the first time in this book Marx Engels i would say MarxEngels with subject He, because i think they both can not be divided with one another, they both are indeed an appearance of dialectic explained materialistic conception of history and emphasized communism as deterministic society His criticism devastated German Idealism which had been at the time dominant in Prussia, especially Hegelianism and of course, the man who heavily influen [...]

  8. For all his nay saying about German ideology, Marx and Engels remains a German ideologue and a very thorough one Materialism, as Marx would have it, owes a debt to Hegel and romantic philosophy in general He Marx may have turned metaphysics on its head, yet he failed to remove the head But there s no getting rid of it Marxist economy requires a hidden hand, better said, a shift in ontology, or the way one values the world and oneself Materialism itself, if history is anything to go by, has faile [...]

  9. In the beginning there was German Ideology 1845 6 and the EPM of 1844.Here, in Chapter One, Feuerbach is taken to task This is the section everyone must read A theory of history turn that Hegel off his head and back onto his feet What are the preconditions of social life What are the stages of human development What is consciousness What are forms of intercourse What is liberation What are the ruling ideas religion, law, politics and their relationship to material life These questions are all an [...]

  10. Evidently this is considered marx s first fully matured statement about his thinking It s an impressive piece on many levels Not only does he effectively topple the BS uber abstract tendencies that German philosophy had devolved into at that point Herder, Hegel, etc by positing a system of thinking that was concerned with the actual material conditions of life He also provides a devastatingly accurate description of the sense of alienation and futility which rampant, industrial era capitalism he [...]

  11. Honestly, a lot of Marx sort of blurs one into another for me at this stage However, everyone should read at least some Marx as a reminder that economics is not determinist and capitalism is not the natural order of things.

  12. A good introduction to Karl Marx s philosophy This book can present important issues about his philosophical thinking, such as, historical materialism, critique on the german idealism Kant, Hegel etc.A pre resquisite book before the famous Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital.

  13. Verso il materialismo storicoScrivo un unica recensione di quest opera e de La sacra famiglia perch possono essere lette quasi come un unicum, rappresentando, accanto ai pi noti Manoscritti economico filosofici del 1844 il momento del definitivo distacco dei due pensatori dall idealismo della sinistra hegeliana e dell elaborazione di quello che sarebbe stato l architrave su cui verr eretta la grandiosa costruzione teorica marx engelsiana, la concezione materialistica della storia.Entrambe le ope [...]

  14. The German Ideology is not a work of the later, anti philosophic Marx the one who was adamant on revolution and who tried hard to use his incredible intellect, pre marginal revolution economics, and Promethean world history to get there Rather, this is the early Marx.The book s philosophy, analyzed apart from the unfalsifiable claims, is great fun Marx s focus on praxis, externalism, amour propre, and the perplexing relation between freedom and human flourishing are all boundlessly interesting t [...]

  15. BUMIDENGAN pemikiran yang menggugat, 154 tahun yang lalu Marx dan Engels berteriak yakin Kita berangkat dari bumi ke langit Kata kata itu tak bisa diremehkan Kita tahu, kata kata itu ada dalam The Germany Ideology, dan tak lepas dari perjalanan studi dan situasi politik di Prussia saat itu Pemerintahan Prussia dengan semena mena menghapus undang undang dasar yang memberikan kebebasan kepada rakyat, melakukan sensor yang ketat pada pers, dan mengawasi profesor atau guru guru besar di universitas [...]

  16. Acabei lendo diretamente a vers o da Martins Fontes e fazendo correspond ncia na vers o da Boitempo pra conferir a tradu o Me pareceu bem truncado esse texto, talvez por n o ter sido concebido como livro em si, uma obra acabada.

  17. Skipped over most of the critique of Saint Max which is the bulk of the book It s mostly known for the first chapter, anyway I maybe shouldn t have bought the whole thing, when the useful parts are online and in various collections.

  18. L Ideologia tedesca l opera pi misteriosa e, insieme, pi decisiva di Marx ed Engels Composta tra il 1845 e il 1846 ai fini di una autochiarificazione e subito abbandonata alla critica roditrice dei topi delle cantine in cui rimase sepolta fino all anno della pubblicazione 1932 , essa costituisce il punto di svolta tra il primo Marx , umanista e filosofo hegeliano, e il secondo Marx , scienziato dei modi di produzione Nell Ideologia tedesca si colloca, se non altro nelle intenzioni dei suoi autor [...]

  19. Written after Engels s work The Condition of the Working Class in England, The German Ideology is a reaction to Ludwig Feuerbach and G W F Hegel It is not a direct reaction, but gathers the important parts of their philosophies and elaborates on them for a blending with the ideas of Engels and Marx The German Ideology is an important work because it attempts to solve the philosophical problem of other minds Philosophy often deals with individual reasoning and to further extent metaphysics Engels [...]

  20. Read for Evil I may get ideas from this mixed up with ideas from the Communist Manifesto Also, I only read First Premises of Materialist Method and a little Marx is not a name that any American raised with the national propaganda of Capitalism and Free Market will rally to, but he has interesting ideas about how the ideology of the ruling class becomes the ideology of all of society But under that structure how does change happen The ideology of the ruling class must not be adopted universally [...]

  21. In which Marx discounts the logical Nihilism of Max Stirner The ivory tower thought allowing Stirner to muse on the mind and wax solipsistic while the world in reality is crumbling around those who don t have time to spout wise and are desperately trying to make ends meet, or are exploiting those trying to do so is the sobriety test which Stirner, all philosophy, fail if historical facticity is not front center in an honest analysis For his sabbatical from such mundane things as reality, Marx du [...]

  22. It s unfortunate that Marx had such a misreading and misinterpretation of Stirner I think the two could have been pals.There s some good stuff in here about communism being the force that abolishes all that we know And while I think a little bit of materialist thinking can be a healthy dose, I m not really a fan of materialism or idealism and am skeptical of anything that claims to be the method of the totality While historical materialism may have been an important counter to Hegel, I m intere [...]

  23. Marx neste livro de Ideologia Alem partindo da perspectiva da interac o forma o social humana natureza, analisando que a mat ria, em ltima inst ncia determina a consci ncia, e d nos uma real vis o sobre a hist ria da humanidade, salvo ainda a cren a revolu o prolet ria como positivista e que salvar a sociedade das mercadorias Partindo deste m todo de an lise esbofeteia assim os idealistas e os empiristas, segundo a concep o materialista est desligado do modo de produ o real for as e rela es de p [...]

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