The Marx-Engels Reader (Second Edition)

The Marx-Engels Reader (Second Edition)

Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Robert C. Tucker

Language: English

Pages: 788

ISBN: 039309040X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This revised and enlarged edition of the leading anthology provides the essential writings of Marx and Engels--those works necessary for an introduction to Marxist thought and ideology.

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"Equality consists in the fact that the law is the same for all, whether it protects or punishes." And security? Article 8 (Constitution of 1793)' "Security consists in the protection afforded by society to each of its members for the preservation of his person, his rights, and his property." Security is the supreme social concept of civil society; the concept of the police. The whole society exists only in order to guarantee for each of its members the preservation of his person, his rights and

out beyond it. When communist workmen associate with one another, theory, propaganda, etc., is their first end. But at the same time, as a result of this association, they acquire a new need-the need for society -and what appears as a means becomes an end. You can observe this practical process in its most splendid results whenever you see French socialist workers together. Such things as smoking, drinking, eating, etc., are no longer means of contact or means that bring together. Company,

infinite, and establishes the actual, sensuous, real, finite, particular (philosophy-annulment of religion ,md theology) . Thirdly, he again annuls the positive and restores the abstraction, the infinite-restoration of religion and theology. Feuerbach thus conceives the negation of the negation only as a contradiction of philosophy with itself-as the philosophy which affirms theology (the transcendent, etc.) after having denied it, and which it therefore affirms in opposition to itself. The

superseded equals Ethical Objective Mind, Ethical Mind superseded equals Art, Art superseded equals Religion, Religion superseded equals Absolute Knowledge. 2 On the one hand, this act of superseding is a transcending of the thought entity; th us, Private Property as a thought is transcended in the thought of morality. And because thought imagines itself to be directly the other of itself, to be sensuous reality-and therefore takes its own action for sensuous, real action-this superseding in

sense. But when M. Proudhon admits that he understands nothing about the historical development of humanity-he admits this by using such high-sounding words as: Universal Reason, God, he not implicitly and necessarily admitting that he is incapable of understanding economic development? \Vhat is society, whatever its form may be? The product of men's reciprocal action. Are men free to choose this or that form of society? By no means. Assume a particular state of development in the

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