Marx Arranged Labour Analysis

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To Marx, labor dehumanizes and alienates workers by making them exist as workers first and physical beings seconds. In the piece “Estranged Labour” from his Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, he states that “labour produces not only commodities: it produces itself and the worker as a commodity–and this at the same rate at which it produces commodities in general” (Marx, 63). As the worker puts value into his commodity, his labor and thus he himself lose value. By doing so, the worker has put a part of himself into the commodity, and parting with said commodity means the object becomes alien to him; thus, a part of him has been taken away from him and he becomes, in a way, alienated from himself. In making his commodity, the worker

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