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Dialectical Materialism of Karl Marx

Karl Marx was influenced by the Dialectic of Hegel.But he rejected his idealism instead Marx emphasized material conditions that is economic factors as the basic causal forces determining both individual motivation and the history of man.

Karl Marx was influenced by the Dialectic of Hegel.But he rejected his idealism instead Marx emphasized material conditions that is economic factors as the basic causal forces determining  both individual  motivation and the history of man.He regarded ideology as a rationalization of economic position and he interpreted history primarily in terms of a series of class struggles.

According to Marx in each period of history there has been a dominant economic class.In time open conflict breaks out between the dominant class and a rising class resulting in the overthrow of the old ruling class and the establishment of a new dominant class.

In this fashion the capitalist class replaced the feudal aristocracy as the dominant class in the west.However Marx did not regard this as an unending process.He maintained that industrialized,capitalist societies were becoming increasingly polarized into two classes: the dominant capitalist class or bourgeoisie and the working masses or proletariat.He predicted that eventually the proletariat would overthrow the bourgeoisie and establish a classless society.

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