The Views Of Karl Marx And Charles Darwin

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The Views of Karl Marx and Charles Darwin The statement made by Professor T. Huxley has stated that Karl Marx and Charles Darwin are very similar in uses of reason and the scientific method in order to create a world that offers more equality and justice, and in their faith in progress. I believe that he is correct in saying that they are similar in their use of reason and the scientific method. Looking deeper into it I think that they differ in the regard of bringing equality and justice to the world. Marx, in the words of Frederick Engels, is the Darwin of history; “This proposition, which, in my opinion, is destined to do for history what Darwin’s theory has done for biology, we, both of us, had been gradually approaching for…show more content…
Marx did the same thing in The Communist Manifesto. In the first section of the Manifesto Marx states “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles,” (Marx, 9). This is very similar to the foundation of natural selection being that it all roots from the struggle for existence. Marx has a theory of the cycle of bourgeoisie society. His theory is that the constant battle of the oppressed and the oppressor will ultimately lead to the revolution of the society. “Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guildmaster and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes,” (Marx, 9). This hypothesis eventually becomes Marx theory and As Darwin did he backed his theory up with evidence; “All previous historical movements were movements of minorities, or in the interest of minorities. The proletarian movement is the self-conscious, independent movement of the immense majority, in the interest of the immense majority,” (Marx, 20). Marx theory is tried and true in history as he says. For example the French Revolution and the oppression of the lower middle class by the king and bourgeoisie. Another example is Great
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