Marx for Beginners Topics for Discussion

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Compare and contrast the theories of Marx and Hegel. Where did Marx draw from Hegel? Which theory do you believe is better at explaining society and why?

Discuss the influence of earlier philosophers on Marx's work. Which ideas/philosophers did he borrow from and build on? What ideas/philosophers did he argue got their view of society wrong?

How have Marx's theories influenced society? Provide specific examples.

Describe the five modes of production that Marx identifies in his theory of historical materialism. How did Marx believe society would reach the last mode?

What did Marx include in his practical programme for socialism? What advantages and disadvantages does his plan have?

According to Marx and Engels, how does capitalism produce the exploitation of the working class? What do they believe the working class should do to help end this exploitation?

Describe how surplus value occurs...

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