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p. 274. Enter the proletariatlocked

  • Peter Singer

Abstract

In 1844, Marx published an article called ‘Towards a Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right: Introduction’, which stands as a milestone in the road to Marxism. This is where Marx first allocated to the working class a decisive role in the future redemption of humanity. ‘Enter the proletariat’ examines the impact this piece of work had on Marx’s theory and looks at the circumstances in which he wrote it. Marx had just moved to Paris, where socialist ideas were more advanced than in Germany. He mixed with socialist leaders of the time. Marx tailored his philosophy to fit with his new-found enthusiasm for the working class and its revolutionary potential.

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