Marxist philosophy

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  • Marx Alienation

    The final form of alienation Marxist discusses is that of the estrangement from one’s surroundings or one’s nature. Marx argues that individuals can get caught up in the tedious tasks of daily life and end up never contributing significantly to the natural order and world that directly surrounds this day-to-day lifestyle (Czank, 319-321). For Marx and for Bryson, building a relationship with the environment you are in is perhaps just as valuable and significant as doing so with its people. Bryson, specifically, loses interest in Canberra due to its deficiency of visual appeal and subsequent lack of character. Bryson, through perhaps personifying places, aims to display that places ought be valued for their intrinsic worth just as much…

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  • Compare And Contrast Pluralism And Structural Marxism

    that society is built upon “conflicts of interest”, in which the Bourgeoisie (those who own and control means of production) are in conflict with the Proletariat (those who simply sell their labor power) (Hagan, 2008, p.193). Structural Marxists view the state in a capitalist mode of production in which the state acts on “behalf of capital” and provides the means of “reproducing class relations and class domination” (Comack, 2014, p. 29). The nature of the capitalist state is such that it must…

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  • Overview Of The Theory Of Ideological Hegemony

    my research in putting together these essays shows that they are not all entirely native to this region as some of these notions of the fierce state and of patronage have also been done elsewhere, like for instance, in Latin America and Africa with the notion of state acting as a predatory force focused on extracting resources from its population as a form of “protection” (Tilly 1985). That would form the basis for the first essay in this collection named “Clientelism and Control: the Political…

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  • Dominant Ideology Essay

    George Orwell once wrote “Who controls the past, controls the future. Who controls the present, controls the past" (Zinn 89). The notable quote holds a lot of wisdom, and a message of exercising caution when it comes to history. Dominant ideologies and views of history have had calamitous consequences when gone unchallenged by society. Marchak discusses who creates and controls the dominant ideology in contemporary society, as they are the ones ‘who control the present’. As the dominant ideology…

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  • Skin Game Social Injustice Analysis

    Social injustice arises when equality treated unequally. Each time when someone cheats of what one deserve, there is injustice. Galsworthy has dealt with the theme of social injustice by portraying society as a sharply divided entity consisting of totally opposed classes. His The Skin Game deals with the theme of social injustice. A class struggle is in progress. But it is not between the rich and poor. The struggle is not based on economic inequality but on social inequality. The Skin Game…

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  • Culture Industry Argument

    The culture industry argument, established by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, is a critique of mass media, which refers to the industrialization of culture, where the masses are not the only source of mass culture; capitalism serves the masses, and treats them like commodities for their own benefit (McAnany & Wilkinson, 1996). Adorno and Horkheimer chose to call it culture industry, rather than mass media, because they believed that in mass media, masses had some influence upon the creation…

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  • Hegemony Is A Process Of Coercion And Consent

    make this occur. If one considers the basic meaning of the term hegemony, it would not be enough to explain how in today’s society, we function through economic, social and political factors combined – which are all maintained through the equal balance of cooperation and compromise, mainly implemented through democratic, political systems. On the contrary, there are many examples of instances throughout history where the distinctions between the dominant ideology and those subjugated by them,…

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  • Characteristics Of Intj Personality

    Test results from the Humanmetrics website ("Personality test based on C. Jung and I. Briggs Myers type theory") determined that I am an INTJ. This means I am an Introvert (47%), iNtuitive (6%), Thinking (53%), Judging(44%) or INTJ classification. The INTJ personality type comprises about two to four percent of the population according to the Myers & Briggs Foundation website ("The Myers & Briggs Foundation - How Frequent Is My Type"). Looking at some of the famous people who share my…

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  • The Struggle In Drown, By Junot Diaz

    “Drown” During different stages in their lives humans tend to go through a multitude of struggles that they sometimes are able to find a resolution at the end of them. In “Drown” by Junot Diaz, the narrator is dealing with his struggle of finding his identity .The narrator shows his inner struggle of finding his identity through expressing his experience about his detachment from this mother, his issues with his father and jealousy between him and his friend. This struggle is one that is common…

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  • Carl Marx's Social Contract Theory

    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 different philosophical arenas. Among such philosophies, John…

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