Karl Marx on Alienation

Alienation 2

Source: BBC Radio 4

In this video, BBC Radio explains Marx's views on alienation. According to Marx, authentic work is what makes us human. However, under capitalism, all labor is alienating for the workers, in several senses of the word. If capitalism forces us to be less human while performing the most essentially human activity, the only reasonable course of is to unite and change the system.

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Keywords: Alienation , Exploitation , Hierarchies of Work , Karl Marx , Meaning , Nature , Philosophy , Purpose