Karl Marx: Conflict Theory

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Karl Marx: Conflict Theory The most influential socialist thinker from the 19th century is Karl Marx. Karl Marx can be considered a great philosopher, social scientist, historian or revolutionary. Marx proposed what is known as the conflict theory. The conflict theory looks at how certain social interactions occur through conflict. People engage in conflict everyday to gain more power then others in society. Karl Marx is known for studying the conflicts that occur between different classes. Karl Marx has introduced some radical ideas and theories to society through his writings. As the industrial revolution moved forward in society, so did the widening gap between class structures. Karl Marx studied the differences arising between the …show more content…

Marx believed that in the end this idea of replacing machines with human labor would soon become a huge loss. He believes that eventually other countries will catch up with the technology and it will end up costing more for the machines then human labor. Marx was wrong because more machines where being used and less people were hired to work. Also the wages where lowered because of the lack of labor needed, which had been replaced by machines. The Communist Manifesto was the published work of Marx and his friend Engle's. In this collaboration they identify the class struggle as the primary dynamic in history. The manifesto was written to influence the working class to stand up to the Bourgeoisie. It tells the truth about the class differences and what Marx believes should be changed. Marx hopes that by writing the communist manifesto for the people he will generate a revolution and the working class people will defeat the bourgeoisie. In the end of the Communist Manifesto Marx's States "Workers of all countries, Unite!" Karl Marx had very radical and interesting theories on class and social interaction. He is one of the great social scientists of his time. His published works are extremely important when studying history or when understanding past social conflicts. Today sociologist will look at the conflict theory for studying differences, for example, the power struggle between


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