The Concept of Nature in Marx (Radical Thinkers)

The Concept of Nature in Marx (Radical Thinkers)

Alfred Schmidt


In The idea of Nature in Marx, Alfred Schmidt examines humanity’s relation to the wildlife as understood via the nice philosopher-economist Karl Marx, who wrote that humans are ‘part of Nature but in a position to stand over opposed to it; and this partial separation from Nature is itself a part of their nature’. In Marx, and technological know-how are the mediation among ancient guy and exterior nature, major both to reconciliation or mutual annihilation. Schmidt explores this rigidity among guy and nature in Marx and exhibits how his figuring out of nature is mirrored within the paintings of writers comparable to Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin and Ernst Bloch.

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