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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1010
Professor
Karyn Freedman
Semester
Winter

Description
Philosophy        Feb.6.2012 Marxism Standard left­wing critique of liberal justice is that it endorses formal  equality (rights) but not material equality  Classic Marx: "HISTORICAl MATERIALISM" the idea that the  development of human societies is determined by the class struggle, which is  itself determined by the development of the means of economic production,  and the inevitable result of this development is the revolutionary overthrow  of capitalism by the proletariat ­historical materialism is a descriptive theory ­labour, the idea of class struggle, the idea of property,  alienation,  oppression, exploration 1. Communism as Beyond Justice: Marx himself attacked the ideas of 'equal  right' and 'fair distribution' as 'obsolete verbal rubbish.' The problems with justice are:
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