Marx And Benjamin On Power Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Marx And Benjamin On Power
Compares Karl Marx and Jessica Benjamin concepts of power.
# 72577 | 2,712 words | 6 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in English (Comparison) , Philosophy (General) , Political Science (Marx / Engels)

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This paper compares and contrasts Karl Marx and Jessica Benjamin on the issue of power. The paper explains that Benjamin appropriated Marx's view of power to some degree but also points out how Marx's and Benjamin's opinions of power also differed.

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"Karl Marx differentiated essential power from political power, arguing that man inherently possesses essential powers that are his to use while also being subjected to the influences of political powers employed by elites within society. This view of the human condition, which was to a degree appropriated by Jessica Benjamin, suggests that there are elements or forces within any given society which seek to delimit the capacity of an individual or a group or even a gender to exercise power."

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