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Karl Marx

Karl Marx originated communism. He wrote the Communist Manifesto, Capital, and others. He was a famous social critic of capitalism. He believed that history was determined. Nevertheless, he also believed that the masses of people can change history. Contrary to historical materialism, this is called the class struggle view.

The emphasis is on the hero, liberation, and salvation. According to Lyotard, Marxism is no longer applicable to the cybernetic age. This is because commodities are no longer based on use value of a product but rather the source of value is derived from information itself. Marx's narrative depends on a pre-cybernetic age. With social structure based on information, alienation from the products of one's labor is not produced in the dialectical process of Karl Marx. The only change that occurs through the modern age in history is an increase in performance, not an emphasis on when there...

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