Karl Marx

[Revised entry by Jonathan Wolff on November 30, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Karl Marx (1818 - 1883) is best known not as a philosopher but as a revolutionary, whose works inspired
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[Revised entry by Jonathan Wolff on November 30, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Karl Marx (1818 - 1883) is best known not as a philosopher but as a revolutionary, whose works inspired the foundation of many communist regimes in the twentieth century. It is hard to think of many who have had as much influence in the creation of the modern world. Trained as a philosopher, Marx turned away from philosophy in his mid-twenties, towards economics and politics. However, in addition to his overtly philosophical early work, his later writings have many points of...

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