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  1. Introduction
  2. Eisenhower administration
  3. Eisenhower's mandatory
  4. Mutually Assured Destruction (M.A.D.)
  5. Conclusion

The thought of Karl Marx (1818-1883) is undoubtedly one of the most popular in the history of political philosophy, as well as in the economic theories. In the words of Gramsci, "Marx intellectually opened a historic era that will probably last for centuries". The impact it had on the changing geopolitics remains in retrospect, incomparable, as evidenced by the large number of States claiming to Marxism despite the fall of the communist bloc.

An extremely prolific author, Marx produced numerous publications which relate primarily to philosophy and economics. His thinking, complex but always focused on the "reality", was constantly changing during the development of his work. Nevertheless, it certainly gave birth to an overall structure that relies, relatively clearly, on one of the main currents of political theories, namely Marxism.

Born in 1818 in a bourgeois family in Trier, Karl Marx began studying philosophy and law at the University of Bonn and Berlin in 1938. In 1841, Marx presented a thesis on "the difference between the natural philosophy of Democritus and the Epicurean." By asserting his atheism and sympathy manifested in relation to Epicurus, it operates a distancing in relation to Hegel (which is discussed).

Shortly after obtaining the degree of doctor, he gave up teaching following the revocation of the University of Bonn with his friend Bruno Bauer. Thus in 1842, Marx became editor of the Rheinische Zeitung. One can probably detect new his profession because of his subsequent philosophical development.

Statements of position earned him a prohibition from the territory of the Prussian government. The young Marx then left for Paris where he was expelled under pressure from the Prussian government Guizot (February 1845). Marx's most eminent representatives were Feuerbach, Strauss, and Bauer Stirner who prepared a report critical of the Hegelian legacy, while retaining part of his philosophy of history and dialectical method. Thus, in religion, they emphasize Christian orthodoxy and justify the conservative regime of Frederick William III.

A book was published in 1844, The Holy Family. This book criticized the classical materialism based on the work of Feuerbach and the essence of Christianity. Bruno Bauer and Max Stirner attacked Marx and Engels calling them "dogmatic Feuerbachians." It is from the summer of 1845; Marx began to write with Engels: The German Ideology. The writing was completed (or rather stopped) for the most in spring 1846. Marx was then twenty-seven years. As he wrote, they wanted to "set [their] accounts with [their] former philosophical conscience."

For Marx and Engels it was important to clarify their position on Feuerbach. This reflection leads to the eleven thesis on Feuerbach, which can certainly be considered as complementary to The German Ideology (which is why we chose to comment on all).They were not intended to be published directly to the inverse of The German Ideology Marx and Engels.

Tags: The German Ideology, Marx and Engels, Feuerbach, The Holy Family, Marxism, philosophical development, philosophy and economics, University of Bonn, Christian orthodoxy


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