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Karl Marx’s Views on Family Ethics

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Karl Marx’s Views on Family Ethics

Karl Marx and Frederick Engels

Karl Marx devoted much of his time to the study of morality, better known as ethics. Karl Marx was a firm believer in Communism and he authored the Communist Manifesto, along with Frederick Engels. Family ethics is an issue dealt with by Karl Marx in his teachings and writings. According to Marx and his co-author, Engels, morality is the slave of interest. Moral codes and ethics are believed to be dependent on the person and relative to the social setting.[1] Ethics are discussed on a philosophical level and also in everyday controversial topic discussions or debates.

Marx was a huge supporter of freedom and believed that freedom was a result of the Communist party and its beliefs. Karl Marx had little faith in the future of Capitalism and the system of Monarchy, and he believed that once these two ideas of politics were eliminated, Communism would move in and replace the wrong thoughts instilled with Capitalism and Monarchy, and provide the world with sense and reason....

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[1] Kamenka, Eugene. Marxism and Ethics. New York: W.D. Hudson, 1969 - Pg. 4.

[2] Kamenka, Eugene. Pg. 13.

[3] Heyer, Paul. Nature, Human Nature, and Society. Greenwood Press, 1982 – Pg.126.

[4] Heyer, Paul. Pg. 125.

[5] Heyer, Paul. Pg. 127

[6] Kamenka, Eugene. Pg. 26.

[7] Kamenka, Eugene. Pg. 49.

[8] Kamenka, Eugene. Pg. 51.

[9] Koren, Henry. Marx and the Authentic Man. Pittsburgh, PA, 1967 – Pg. 33.

[10] Koren, Henry. Pg. 67.

[11] Koren, Henry. Pg. 68.

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