Marxist theory

Better Essays
Marxist theory

This theory was basically ideas of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Both of them were born from Germany. Marx was a student of the most prominent German Idealist Philosopher. Engels was editing a radical journal that written by Karl Marx at the year 1844. Due to this both of them meet and become close friends. Engels start to share his opinion toward capitalism to Marx. After that, they decided to work together and become partnership because Marx was good in dealing with difficult abstract concepts whereas, Engels had the ability to write for the mass audience. They develop this theory during the Europe’s most volatile period of social change. Their theory were been ignore by social, economic and political when at first
…show more content…
Besides that, revolution might be the quickest and most effective way to bring about necessary changes. In order to force the elites to surrender their power to the working society.
In Marx theory, it would say human are more materialism compare to idealism. Most of us will think that socialism is being ‘idealist’ which is a nice idea but unrealistic. Whereas, idea of socialism and Marxism are practical and realistic because it was based on analyzing the real society world and how it works actually. ‘Idealism’ were original mean a trend within philosophy. Those idealists thought that ideas come first and follow by material as a result of these ideas. They would think that changes in material reality were caused by ideas and not by material forces. However, Marx recognise that ideas play an important role in social change and Marxists are materialists which against the philosophical sense. In materialists, human society and history is shaped by material social and economic forces, real things and processes and ideas are the reflection of this material reality. Marxists believe that human society is based on material forces. Which means for human society exist, they need produce those necessities of life that enable us to survive such as food, shelter, water and etc. All these are material things that human society needs in order to survive. But how human society produce these necessities, who controls the products, the labor and how the
Get Access