Karl Marx's Transition To Modern Society

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The story of how society transitioned from a more traditional way of thinking to one that is now considered modern is one that may be interpreted in many different ways. We have seen this through the thoughts and ideas of some of the most famous social theorists, Marx, Durkheim, and Weber. Although each theorist has formed their own unique understandings as to how this transition came about, we are still able to take bits and pieces from each of their works to incorporate them in a way that develops our own explanations. Marx Karl Marx was man who had some rebellious, and some might even say controversial thoughts when it came down to society’s mode of production. This is how he begins to explain the transition from traditional society which was run by a feudal economy, to modern society which is run by a capitalist economy. Because of the industrial revolution and this introduction of a new means to produce all necessary items, Marx’s transition came about because of the change in the mode of production. Marx also partially suggests that this occurred because of class conflict and struggle, stating that if society is not functioning the way it should in the current system, it will change. However, even when the transition to a capitalist system became established, Marx continuously believed that it was doing more harm than good. A capitalist economy is based on private property. This then created the two antagonistic classes within society which are the bourgeoisie

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