Marx’ Method, Epistemology, and Humanism: A Study in the by Philip J. Kain (auth.)

By Philip J. Kain (auth.)

In contemporary writings on Marx one unearths an expanding curiosity in his humanism. This phenomenon started within the 3rd decade of our century as a response opposed to the mechanistic and stereotyped photograph of Marx 1 attribute of the second one foreign and of Stalinism. Lukacs, in historical past and sophistication attention (1923), used to be one of many first to find this new Marx, and he did so even earlier than crucial 2 of the humanistic writings of the younger Marx were came upon. With the ebook ofthese writings in 1932 - particularly, the industrial three and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 - this new outlook used to be given huge, immense impetus. In those Manuscripts, Marx makes the man or woman the writer and the objective of alI truth. The objectification of the human essence via exertions transforms either society and nature. hard work transforms its wor1d right into a position which mirrors, unfolds, and confirms the man or woman. This humanism is a fancy and many-faceted factor. during this e-book we are going to be troubled purely with a definite a part of it, i.e., the epistemology, procedure, and doctrine of nature which it contains. different elements of it - Marx' inspiration of alienation and his thought of work and the kingdom -have four been handled elsewhere.

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There might seem to be a contradiction here. Marx c1aims that in early history ideas were a "direct efflux of", "sublimates of", material life processes, while in later history ideas can be elaborated and can influence other ideas. 38 This seems to imply a looser sort of determinism of ideas by material conditions in later than in earlier history. But in fact Marx explicitly holds the opposite - that determinism is greater in later history. How do we make sense of this? If we distinguish between the origin of ideas and their continued development, we can see that in the discussion of early history Marx for the most part was considering the origin of ideas, the conditions under which ideas are tirst produced by human beings.

The sun is essential to the plant's development. But, reciprocally, the plant is also the sun's object. What does this mean? How does the sun need the plant? For Marx, an object can also be an existent entity needed for the realization and expression of the essential powers of another entity - the plant is needed by the sun, is the sun's object, because the plant realizes and expresses the life-awakening power of the sun. If we now translate this to the human realm, we would have to say that nature is the human being's object - human beings require nature to satisfy their needs as well as to carry on the labor process through which their essential powers are realized.

The manner in which they become his depends on the nature of the object and on the nature of the essential power corresponding to it . . Just as only music awakens in man the sense of music, and just as the most beautiful music has no sense for the unmusical ear - is no object for it ... - it can therefore on1y exist for me insofar as my essential power exists for itself as a subjective capacity; because the meaning of an object for me goes only so far as my sense goes . Only through the objectively unfolded richness of man's essential being is the richness of human sensibility (a musical ear, an eye for beauty of form ...

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