Marxist Determinism Essay by Master Researcher

Marxist Determinism
A look at how analysts Zeitlin, Abraham and Morgan view Marx's theories.
# 35751 | 1,900 words | 2 sources | 2002 | US

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This paper evaluates Marx's theories with relation to Irving Zeitlin's "Ideology and the Development of Sociological Theory." In this essay, the author argues that in the field of Marxist theory, there has been considerable disagreement over the degree to which Marx's theories reduce all superstructural phenomena (e.g., culture and human consciousness) to being determined by material and economic forces. This essay discusses Zeitlin's interpretation of Marx in this regard, and illustrates why an historical approach is essential to an understanding of Marxist theory. It is also shown how and why other critics - such as Abraham and Morgan - disagree with Zeitlin in this regard.

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