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Karl Marx on Philosophy of History - Dictionary of Arguments

Mause I 69
Philosophy of History/Marx: The fundamental philosophy of history of Marx, historical materialism, is not found in his main work, the three-volume "Das Kapital" (Marx 1867/ 1885/ 1894), but in various other writings. From Marx's point of view, history represents a permanent class struggle, which, due to the tensions between "productive forces" (i.e. the respective production technology) and "production relationships" (i.e. the respective ownership relationships) is pushed forward.
There are a limited number of clearly defined levels (communist primitive society, antique slave-owning society, feudalism, capitalism, communist final stage). Marx's economic analysis focuses on the problems and contradictions of capitalism, which will sooner or later have to collapse due to increasing inequality and worsening economic crises.

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Marx I
Karl Marx
Das Kapital, Kritik der politische Ökonomie Berlin 1957

Mause I
Karsten Mause
Christian Müller
Klaus Schubert,
Politik und Wirtschaft: Ein integratives Kompendium Wiesbaden 2018

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