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SOC201H1-Nov 14, Week 9

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University of Toronto St. George

thNovember 14Theses on Feuerbach Next week after 8pm students can stay for approx 20 minutes after from prof to talk to us about grad schoolbeing is becomingA certain way of approaching reality eg overhead projector a thing consisting of parts eg Plug glass lens this thing is an assembly of different parts If you apply being as becoming to overhead projector its an overhead projector today but the iron might have come from iron ore from Newfoundland may glass from Switzerland if we start to think of this projector as a coming of different elements w different histories if we project into the future we know these parts are not going to be the same as they are today In the future powerpoint might be universally used in classrooms and recycler will physically that this thing apartdifferent parts will go into different directions being as becoming for anything to exist it must be part of a process of parts coming together and dissolution eg even you wont last forever you are temporary coming together of different elements that wont remain together forever ontologybranch of philosophy that studies nature of beingexistenceepistemologystudy of knowledge ie the kinds of knowledge that is appropriategiven the ontological nature of the matter were dealing with a certain epistemology is required eg you cant use the knowledge of child psychology to study a carMarx Theses on Feuerbach 1845Engels who wrote communist manifesto w Marx gave this speech at Marxs gravesite Marx discovered the simple fact that mankind must evolve to eat meet basic needs in order to get involved in politics etc1 Karl Marc 181883materialism as methodcapitalism is a system defined by commodification of labour is the coming together of the bourgeois in a relationship that is exploitative Marx saw capitalism is a temporary coming together of classes that will not last This view points to the transience of things he believes that in a capitalist societyto get people to swallow a system of exploitation is to make them seem naturalpermanent To think like Marx is a dialectical way of thinking and Dialectic is the abomination of the bourgeois class To not be dialectic is to make exploitation seem naturalexplaining alienated labourMarxCapitalism turns our labour into mere commodity that can be brought and soldexplaining religion alienation againfor Marx religion is another form of alienation religion robs us of our merits as human beings2 Marx vs GWF Hegel 17701831Hegel is a very complex thinker Hegel tries to connect things in ways the other people would not prof will summarize some of his ideas history follows a logic that reason can grasp1700s onward is a time when religion is weakeningits been replaced by reasoning attack intolerance prejudice power of the church etcHegel talks about reason and god as being the same thing Hegel joins god w reasonhistory expresses an ideaHegel says history is the development the Idea which is synonymous w reasonhistory is an unfolding of ideasHegel says history is the process of the unfolding of Ideas w correctionmore
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