Marx and Engels's "German Ideology" Manuscripts: Presentation and Analysis of the "Feuerbach Chapter"

Marx and Engels's "German Ideology" Manuscripts: Presentation and Analysis of the "Feuerbach Chapter"

Terrell Carver, Daniel Blank

Language: English

Pages: 402

ISBN: B01181VS14

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Since the 1920s, scholars have promoted a set of manuscripts, long abandoned by Marx and Engels, to canonical status in book form as The German Ideology, and in particular its 'first chapter,' known as 'I. Feuerbach.' Part one of this revolutionary study relates in detail the political history through which these manuscripts were editorially fabricated into editions and translations, so that they could represent an important exposition of Marx's 'theory of history.' Part two presents a wholly-original view of the so-called 'Feuerbach' manuscripts in a page-by-page English-language rendition of these discontinuous fragments. By including the hitherto devalued corrections that each author made in draft, the new text invites the reader into a unique laboratory for their collaborative work. An 'Analytical Introduction' shows how Marx's and Engels's thinking developed in duologue as they altered individual words and phrases on these 'left-over' polemical pages.

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Marx and Engels's "German ideology" Manuscripts Presentation and Analysis of the "Feuerbach chapter" Terrell Carver; Daniel Blank ISBN: 9781137485458 DOI: 10.1057/9781137485458 Palgrave Macmillan Please respect intellectual property rights This material is copyright and its use is restricted by our standard site license terms and conditions (see http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/connect/info/terms_conditions.html). If you plan to copy, distribute or share in any format including, for the

phrases to which he had never been in 34 Fragment page numbered ‘1’ by Marx, possibly from printer’s sheet ‘1’ (in Engels’s sequence) {The Holy F}amily refutes {the idea} over & over again that the holy philosophers & theologians have “produced” the “nonautonomy of the individual”, “by” – serving up a few chewed over phrases about absolute spirit. As if the “individual”, i.e. each man, would become “non-autonomous” by that means, would actually be “transformed Philosophical hair-splitting{.}

all these contradictions take place, & which for their part are resting in turn on the division of labour that arises naturally in the family & in the division of societies society into individual families confronting one another – there also arises at the same time the dividing up of the, & indeed the unequal division of labour & its products in both quantitative and qualitative terms, hence property {arises}, 84 First page on printer’s sheet ‘8’ (in Engels’s sequence), numbered ‘16’ by Marx

history will be strong enough to overthrow the basis of all that exists, & if these material elements of a total changeover are not to hand, {insertion} namely the current forces of production, on the one 134 Third page on printer’s sheet ‘10’ (in Engels’s sequence), numbered ‘25’ by Marx men make circumstances. This sum of productive forces, capital resources & social forms of interaction, which every individual & every generation finds to hand, is the real ground of what the philosophers

Wigandsvierteljahrschrift, vol. 3, October 1845. 2. Marx’s emphasis in the foregoing passage; Jahrbuch 2003, vol. 2, p. 194, ref. Z. 73, Z. 74. 162 Third page on printer’s sheet ‘11’ (in Engels’s sequence), numbered ‘29’ by Marx necessary for him because his brainwork polluted by dye and other waste, navigated by and also chastisement {were} recorded in steamships, as soon as its water is diverted into the “holy family”. The first impression which canals in which simple drainage can

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