Sunday, July 19, 2020

Marx’s Eleventh “Theses on Feuerbach”

When Karl Marx said, in his eleventh “Theses on Feuerbach,” that “Philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it,” he was not rejecting philosophy but revealing the nature and goal of his own philosophical work. He was too politically-minded to see much value in the theories, discussions, and arguments that traditional philosophy is known for. His focus was on using philosophy to provide intellectual and moral support to the trade unionists, political activists, and revolutionaries who were fighting for the socialist cause.

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