A History of Ideas: Karl Marx on Alienation

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A History of Ideas: Karl Marx on Alienation

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Gillian Anderson on Karl Marx on Alienation

 Ray Laurence

Karl Marx believed that work helped define human life and give it meaning. But what happens when capitalism and factory working methods turn workers into just another commodity doing jobs that give no satisfaction? For Marx, the result is alienation. Humans as cogs, alienated from not only their work, but even each other. And, of course, Marx’s solution was revolutionary!

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