Human Nature And The Natural World Essay

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According to the capitalist, human beings are in essence gluttonous, self-interested beings who can only be forced to act with the assurance of financial gain. This understanding has it that free market capitalism is a natural side effect of this avarice, this social-Darwinist hunger for supremacy and materialism, and that any system that disregards this imperative “human nature” is censured to proletariat misery. When we remove the capitalist industrialist lenses, Marx says that we can examine and distinguish that there is something, in fact, in human nature and the natural world itself that makes us believe that there is more to the human condition than just rapacity. Human nature, to Marx, was the means by which people change and adapt themselves to meeting their distinct necessities. Marx was not convinced that there was a set, eternal human nature. He understood that the human essence or in other words, human condition, was not chosen for people by God or by our biological heritage. Alternatively, he was adamant that we, human beings, have constructed our nature ourselves over the course of our lifetimes. As natural beings, we have needs, which originate from our innate make-up. In the process of creation and self-creation called industry, humans try to make nature work for their advantage and survival. “Natural science has invaded and transformed human life all the more practically through the medium of industry; and has prepared human emancipation, although its…

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