Karl Marx on Freedom - Dictionary of Arguments
Höffe I 365
Freedom/Necessity/Marx/Höffe: Marx adopts a traditional (...) dichotomy: the separation of an empire of necessity subjected to labor from an empire of freedom removed from labor(1).
Overwhelmed by the misery of the factory workers of the time, he does not seek the opportunities for freedom inherent in work, which lie in education and training and the possibilities of communication and mutual recognition that are built into the work.
Rather, he states, not wrongly, the moment of compulsion that belongs to work.
HöffeVsMarx: But when he complains that labor does not satisfy one's own needs, but only the needs of others through goods, he does not take into account that the worker also needs goods, which he/she can obtain through the medium of exchange (money), if he/she has enough of it. >Humans/Marx.
1. K. Marx, Ökonomisch-philosophische Manuskripte (1844) (Pariser Manuskripte)_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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