Critical Criticism Of Karl Marx

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In this essay I will be critically analysing famed philosopher economist, political theorist and revolutionary socialist Karl Marx and his main theoretical tradition, his critique of political economy. Firstly I will be introducing Karl Marx providing background to him and his tradition of the critique of political economy, than I will contextualise the research of Karl Marx and analyse his ideas and how they contribute to a grand narrative. Finally, I will draw a conclusion by summarising the significance of this tradition. Son of a successful Jewish lawyer, Karl Heinrich Marx was born on the 5th of May 1818 in the city of Trier located in western German. As a young man Karl Marx studied law in Bonn and in Germany’s capital Berlin, he graduated with a degree in philosophy from the University of Jena. In the year 1843 Karl Marx moved to Paris which at the time was a breeding ground for extreme and radical political view and theories, in Paris Marx became a revolutionary communist and met German philosopher and social scientist Friedrich Engels who became not only his friend but his lifelong collaborator as they co-authored ‘The Communist Manifesto’ in 1848. Towards the end of his life Marx moved to London and produced his most famous and important piece of work ‘Das Kapital’ which is still being read to this day and remains relevant, Karl Marx passed away in 1881 in London and Is still one of the most famous critical minds in history even being called "the first great user
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