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A History of Western Philosophy - Book 3: Chapter 27, Karl Marx Summary & Analysis

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Book 3: Chapter 27, Karl Marx Summary and Analysis

Marx was considered to form the scientific bases of Socialism that led to the powerful movement dominating the history of Europe. He was born in 1818 at Treves that was influenced by the French and quite cosmopolitan. His parents became Christians although his ancestors were rabbis. Inspired by Hegelianism and Feuerbach's revolt, he became a journalist. In 1843 he went to France to study Socialism, and met Engels. He became acquainted with English labor conditions and economics, acquiring international culture. He participated in the French and the German revolutions of 1848, and sought refuge in England in 1849, where he spent the rest of his life.

His intention was to be scientific, and his economics was based on the British classical economics that was to benefit the capitalist. Marx wanted to represent the interests of the wage earner

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