Karl Marxs Estranged Labor
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Karl Marx's Estranged Labor
In Karl Marx's early writing on "estranged labor" there is a clear and
prevailing focus on the plight of the laborer. Marx's writing on estranged labor
is an attempt to draw a stark distinction between property owners and workers.
In the writing Marx argues that the worker becomes estranged from his labor
because he is not the recipient of the product he creates. As a result labor is
objectified, that is labor becomes the object of mans existence. As labor is
objectified man becomes disillusioned and enslaved. Marx argues that man becomes
to be viewed as a commodity worth only the labor he creates and man is further
reduced to a subsisting animal void of any capacity of freedom except the will
to labor. For Marx this all leads to the emergence of private property, the
enemy of the proletariat. In fact Marx's writing on estranged labor is a
repudiation of private property- a warning of how private ...
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