Karl marx was a political economist who studied and shared beliefs on the sociological effects of society and how it would eventually lead to the creation of the ultimate utopia marx was best known for his criticism of economic, political and social implications of industrial capitalism he.
However, in addition to his overtly philosophical early work, his later writings have many points of contact with contemporary philosophical debates, especially in the philosophy of history and the social sciences, and in moral and political philosophy. One of the most important contributions of karl marx is his theory of historical materialism it is stated most comprehensively in die deutsche ideologie (the german ideology) , a set of manuscripts co-authored by marx and friedrich engels in 1846.
Cover of 1990 international publishers edition of economic and philosophic manuscripts by karl marx #2 he authored the famous marxist theory of historical materialism one of the most important contributions of karl marx is his theory of historical materialism. The great philosophers: karl marx facebook twitter email and our ferocity–and everyone would have a bit of time to do philosophy after marx moved to london he was supported—rather ironically for an anti-capitalist—by his friend and intellectual partner friedrich engels, a wealthy man whose father owned a cotton plant in. For marx, this is a natural capacity for physical activity, but it is intimately tied to the active role of human consciousness: another example of this sort of analysis is marx's understanding of religion, summed up in a passage from the preface to his 1843 contribution to the critique of hegel's philosophy of right. Marxist philosophy or marxist theory are works in philosophy that are strongly influenced by karl marx's materialist approach to theory, or works written by marxists marxist philosophy may be broadly divided into western marxism , which drew out of various sources, and the official philosophy in the soviet union , which enforced a rigid reading of marx called dialectical materialism , in particular during the 1930s.
Karl marx (german: 5 may 1818 – 14 march 1883) was a german philosopher, economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist born in trier to a middle-class family, marx studied law and hegelian philosophy. Karl marx's main ideas are labor theory of value, class struggle, alienation and communism he is the co-founder of marxism and has published many books, the two most famous being das kapital and the communist manifesto the communist manifesto was published in 1848 and was written for the. Karl heinrich marx (1818 - 1883) was a german philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary of the 19th century.
Marx was often portrayed by his followers as a scientist rather than a moralist he did not deal directly with the ethical issues that occupied the philosophers so far discussed his materialist conception of history is, rather, an attempt to explain all ideas, whether philosophy makes no secret.
Karl marx and the philosophy of history as prophet and economist, marx is a familiar figure but what, asks lindley fraser, was his real contribution to the writing of history.