Marx's Attempt to Leave Philosophy

By Daniel Brudney | Go to book overview

Introduction

THIS BOOK BEGINS with Ludwig Feuerbach The Essence of Christianity ( 1841) and Principles of the Philosophy of the Future ( 1843), moves to the journalistic and polemical works of Bruno Bauer in 1841- 43, on to Karl Marx's 1844 writings, and up through his Theses on Feuerbach ( 1845) and The German Ideology ( 1845-46). It is about the transmutations of a set of ideas. These ideas concern human nature, the good life for human beings, and the human relation to the world and to other human beings. They concern how one ends up with false beliefs about these matters, and whether one can--in a capitalist society-- know the truth about them; they also concern the critique of capitalism that would flow from knowing the truth.

This five-year stretch in the Germany of the 1840s is a hot-house period, a time of ferment in which positions are staked out, attacked, defended, and changed at a breakneck pace. The Zeitgeist is thought to be in rapid flux. "A work which in 1841 was a noteworthy phenomenon," Bauer declares, cannot in 1845 "still have value" for the age ( CLF 126). In this period one finds the most important works of Feuerbach, and the works of his and of Bauer's that most importantly influence Marx, as well as Marx's own works most central to his different normative visions and to the different critiques of capitalism based on them.

A more exhaustive account would start further back, with David Friedrich Strauss's Life of Jesus ( 1835) and Bauer Kritik der evangelischenGeschichte der Synoptiker

-1-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Marx's Attempt to Leave Philosophy
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 430

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.