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This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Google Scholar. Althusser later revised this position, though without successfully incorporating the implications of his self-correction into his interpretation of Marx.
Many attribute to him a fully determined humankind, which requires the conception of a human being merely as a thing.
Others, who emphasize freedom, such as Sartre, reduce humans to pure consciousness. On a related note, Althusser also gave several different versions of the presumed break between the humanist and the scientific Marx.
For a very useful discussion and critique Google Scholar. Majumdar, Althusser and the End of Leninism? London: Pluto Press, , Althusser, Essays in Self-Criticism , — Stephen A. Resnick and Richard D. The concept of overdetermination will be discussed in Chapter 3. Georg W. It is well known that for the materialist Hume, for instance, moral appro-bation and disapprobation are linked to universal human sentiments of pleasure and pain that result from experience through sense perception.
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Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. With the fall of communism in the 20 century, many components of historical materialism have come under fire. What remains is a broad view of history that still has value. Save to Library. Create Alert. Launch Research Feed.
Download your free copy here. In fact, Marxism is the only theoretical perspective in IR that is named after a person. What connected their interests to IR was the industrial revolution, as this event was ultimately what Marx was witnessing and trying to understand. He, with Engels, developed a revolutionary approach and outlined a set of concepts that transcended national differences while also providing practical advice on how to build a transnational movement of people. Workers from factories across the world — the proletariat — were to organise themselves into a politically revolutionary movement to counter the exploitative and unequal effects of capitalism, which were accelerated and expanded by the industrial revolution. This vision of a potential link between the bulk of humanity as a global proletariat is where, and how, Marxism enters IR from a different vantage point to other theories. Marxist concepts are all connected by the common goal to contribute to what they perceive as the greater good of humankind and its environment.
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