Ideas and Thoughts of Karl Marx

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The Ideas and thoughts of Karl Marx by: John Rosini The latter part of the nineteenth century was teeming with evolving social and economic ideas. Karl Marx(1818-1893) was a proponent of many of the radical ideas circulating at the time about class structure. The views of the social structure of society came about through the development of ideals taken from past revolutions and the ongoing clash of individuals and organized assemblies(Mckay, 1987: 234). As the Industrial Revolution moved forward, it paved the way for growing commerce, but also led to a the widening gap between the classes. The persecution of one class by another has historically allowed the advancement of mankind to continue. These clashes, whether ending with positive or negative results, allow Man to evolve as a species, defining himself within the social structure of nature(Haberman, 1987: 69). Man's competitive spirit allows for this evolution through the production of something which is different, not necessarily productive, but differing from the present norm and untried through previous generations.

During the time of the Industrial Revolution, mankind was moving forward very rapidly, but at the price of the working-class. Wages were given sparsely, and when capital accumulation improved, the money paid for labor did not reflect this prosperity. This, therefore, accelerated the downfall of the proletariat and progressed towards a justifiable revolt against the oppressive bourgeoisie or middle class(Marx, 1848: 1-56). The conclusion of this revolt was envisioned to be a classless society, one which would seem to eliminate the existing economic disparities. Again Marx was at the forefront of this philosophy. Marx believed that the overthrow of capitalism would create a socialist society eventually flourishing into communism. He was the philosophical analyses who created communism and saw it as an achievable goal. This led him to being banished from...