Carl Marx's Social Contract Theory

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Carl Marx was, and currently remains one of the most influential philosophers in the modern world. Marx was a revolutionary communist whose works boasted great influence in the formation of the modern world through inspiring the foundation of many communist regimes in the twentieth century; perhaps most notably, the Soviet Union. Among the many facets of life Marx philosophized, he placed a great sum of interest and influence on the very concept of private property ownership on behalf of a nations citizens on account of his moral opposition to the notion of materialism. Marx emphasized the great divide in society in which is rooted in the ability for common citizens the ability to maintain authority over one another through wealth, and according to Marx, wealth is greatly vested in private property. Accordingly, Marx’s philosophical views concerning the social contract theory concept in addition to the role of the individual within collective society is hotly challenged in multiple …show more content…
While in power, the Bolshevik: Russian Social-Democratic Workers ' Party, led by Lenin, were plagued by internal struggles following the death of the leader of their movement, thus yielding to the more powerful and people-backed Stalin Revolution. Stalin created a state of immense economic devolvement which notably ceased over 90 percent of privately owned agricultural land to in turn apply Marx’s principles through creating state operated collective farms (Fromm, 1961). The overall movement was based solely off of Marx’s principle views of social contract and carried out through the forceful application of Communism. In addition, such a ploy was carried out in order to prevent any form of capitalist influence from forming

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