Karl Marx’s theory of alienation

Mukhopadhyay, Roudro (2021) Karl Marx’s theory of alienation. [Working papers (or Preprints)] (In Press)

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Alienation is characterized as alienated labour. The alienated labour in Karl Marx's Manuscripts refers to forced and involuntary labour in which the worker finds no purpose, no pleasure or contentment, no needs fulfilment, no independence or power, no mental growth or physical development. This is a state in which a person feels isolated, humiliated, unworthy, and insignificant. It is an operation that belongs to someone else and it is not random and it simply is a way of meeting the needs of physical life. It is a pure wage-earning practice in the political economy. According to Marx, here are four types of alienation of which Marx wrote as relating to the capitalist mode of production: the alienation of the worker from the products of his labour, the alienation felt in the course of production or labour, the alienation from the nature of our species or human existence, and finally the alienation of man from man or society (1844). This research paper will further look into this.

Item Type: Working papers (or Preprints)
Keywords: Karl Marx | Alienation | Theory of Alienation | Das Kapital | the Communist Manifesto | Communism
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Economics, Econometrics and Finance > Economics
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Political Science
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Arjun Dinesh
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2022 04:32
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2022 04:32
Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3843057
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/2092


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