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Reading Notes-Week 3

by: Madeleine Martin

Reading Notes-Week 3 SOC 3150

Madeleine Martin

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These notes cover the out-of-class readings for week 3.
Modern Sociological Theory
Jeff Montez de Oca
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Date Created: 09/08/16
Reading Notes­Week 2      Madeleine Martin A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Rights­ Karl Marx 1. Man makes religion, religion does not make man. 1.1. Material organization of society  Consciousness  Material organization of society.  1.2. Religious suffering is the expression of real suffering and the protest real suffering.  1.3. Religion is an illusion that man buys into. 2. Man must establish the truth of the world.  3. German struggle is the struggle against the past.  3.1. Downfall was historical, not personal.  4. Monarchies based themselves off dead ideals. Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844­ Karl Marx 1. The political economy 1.1. Accepted language and laws. 1.2. Worker becomes a commodity. 1.3. Divided into two classes: property owners and property­less workers. 1.4. Teaches us nothing, sets greed and the war amongst the greedy in motion. 2. The money system 2.1. By producing more commodities, a worker devalues himself.  2.2. Men becomes machine. 3. Objectification 3.1. Worker needs nature to create.  3.2. Worker becomes a servant of his object: 3.2.1. Receives work. 3.2.2. Receives means of substance. 4. Political economy conceals the estrangement inherent in the nature of labor by not  considering the direct relationship between the worker and production.  5. The direct relationship of labor to its products is the relationship of the worker to the object  of his production.  6. Estrangement 6.1. Relationship between worker and the product of labor. (Object has the power) 6.2. Relationship between worker and the act of production. (The activity is alien) 6.3. Estranging nature and ownership of self is to remove the species entirely.  The German Ideology­Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels 1845 1. Men organize their lives around the “existence” of God. 1.1. Creators worship their creations.  1.2. To destroy these notions would collapse reality.  2. Premise One­The existence of living human individuals 2.1. Must establish physical organization of these individuals and their relationship to nature. 2.2. Men are distinguished from animals because they are conscious, religious, etc.  2.3. “The nature of individuals thus depends on the material conditions determining their  production.” (Marx/Engels 143) 3. Men are the producers of their ideas.  3.1. “Consciousness can never be anything else than conscious existence, and the existence  of men is their actual life process. (Marx/Engels 143) 4. Ruling Class and Ruling Ideas 4.1.The ruling material force is the same ruling intellectual force. 


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