Karl Marx Philosophy Essay

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How does Karl Marx philosophy enrich our understanding of Theory of Knowledge?

The philosopher we chose for our project is Karl Marx. Karl Marx was a revolutionary socialist who believed in equality amongst people and his views on politics, economy and society, also known as Marxism, were the base of communism in the 20th century. Karl Marx believed that “democracy” or “capitalism” was just a “dictatorship of the bourgeois” because the wealthier class would take advantage of their position to their own benefit. Well he was in the most part right because in modern day democracy the middle and high class are the ones who have the control in most positions inside the government, and some of the middle class people that enter politics and obtain a seat in the government usually take advantage and get wealthier through corruption and ...view middle of the document...

Karl Marx being raised within a rich background never became interested in poor people’s problems but instead searched for equality amongst human beings. Marx’s intentions were good because he wanted to create equality for every human and his goal was to end with world problems through communism. The idea of communism is honestly very intelligent and in some way common sense because people should all be equal, there should be no division of status, everybody should work together in order for their community to succeed and that creates a chain reaction in which everybody would end up winning. Karl Marx believed that eventually people would destroy their current government system and communism would become the popular government plan. This would be great because if it were to happen, equality would reign all over the globe and problems like hunger and poverty would end, but there was only one problem, humans. This was the first time someone thought in a way that would help end many current problems but the only problem was that humans took advantage of this idea in order to get overwhelming power from their position as leaders of the communist party and ended up creating more problems and atrocities than making solutions.

The way we think Karl Marx enriches our understanding of Theory of Knowledge is that instead of trying to destitute current leaders or kings from their position, or trying to create a revolt against a certain governmental power, he introduced a new idea that would help end many of the conflicts faced in that time. Many authors at the time thought the solution for their problems was taking their leader out of power and putting another one instead and this created a cycle the would be hard to end; on the other hand Karl Marx looked at the problem from another perspective and tried offering a solution by planning a new type of government. This is what Theory of Knowledge means, looking for solutions or answers from a different perspective and in an unbiased manner.

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