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Use these World History videos entitled The Ideas of Karl Marx to study the ideas, influences, philosophy and the theories of Socialist philosopher Karl Marx.

Use these 2 online educational video titles to examine the theories of Socialist philosopher Karl Marx, and discover how they came to influence many of the world's governments. Our video presentations outline Marx's thought and shows how it was shaped by the intellectual and scientific developments of the 19th Century. Understand why Marx believed that capitalism was destined to be replaced by a dictatorship of the proletariat, - a workers state free of class divisions and even government.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an introduction to the political philosophy of the German socialist Karl Marx and his belief in the influential role played by the material world in the shaping of ideas.
  • Discuss how the German socialist Friedrich Hegel and scientific studies of the nineteenth century influenced Marx and helped to shape his perception of history in economic terms.
  • Survey Marx's analysis of the origins and workings of capitalism and discover why he believed that capitalism would be supplanted by a Socialist revolution.
  • Identify the main differences between the economic systems of capitalism and socialism.
  • Define the terms proletariat and bourgeoisie, and explain why Marx believed that the interests of the proletariat and bourgeoisie were in fundamental opposition to one another.
  • Examine Marx's vision of a postrevolutionary Socialist society
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