Anti-Dühring Fredrick Engels: Article Analysis

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In the article "Theoretical" from Anti-Dühring Fredrick Engels talks about capitalism, historical materialism as well as the contradictions that occur. Capitalism by definition means private ownership of products that are invested in, produced and profit from are decided by the owner of the products which is settled on depending on the competition of other private sellers of goods. The impact that production has already had on the society and how it effects things economically more than it is about philosophy. Where production is all based upon supply and demand in the market place where a higher demand for things will bring in more supplies and a a lower demand meant less supplies but also the supplies rise in prices and become expensive. …show more content…
97 ). In most social orders that have come to be are built on similar foundations, he goes on to say "every society which has appeared in history the distribution of the products, and with it the division of society into classes or estates, is determined by what is produced and how it is produced, and how the product is exchanged" (Engels, pp 97). Engels also states that the fundamental differences that they are now noticing due to capitalism was there already from germ as well as Engels talks about how product has control over the producer in the new production mode that is subjected to social production while still being capitalist appropriation (Engels, pp 99). As the Bourgeoisie changed over to the new mode of production the need for individuals to produce smaller quantities of specific products became unnecessary as well as losing their beliefs and working for a predetermined amount of money for labour (Engels, pp 99). Which soon became a problem to them as occasional part time workers turned in to full time workers (Engels, pp 99). Engels points out in the article that in the capitalist production of the society the differences between social relations of production (socialised production) and the forces of production (capitalist appropriation) is the very core …show more content…
In this quote, Engels is discussing how the differences between social production and capitalist appropriation has reached a point at which everything was a an extreme outbreak of crisis. A crisis of production and exchange broke out in which the civilised and the barbarians depended on was forced to stop once every 10 years (Engels, pp 102). Everything came to a standstill while everything is mess but things slowly started to pick up speed in rebuilding until complete industrial commercial, credit and speculative steeplechase happened and then a steep decline which continuously repeated. Fourier called this "crise plèherique" or crisis of super- abundance (Engels, pp 102). Due to these crises the social organization inside factories were not working along with the anarchy of production which caused the capitalist mode of production unable to go on as these two production forces were what it was fundamentally based on. When that happened everything that had to do with capitalist mode of production had to come to a stop until the issue was resolved or an alternative method was

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