Marx’s Critique of Capitalism
Lecture no. 15 from the course: The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas
Taught by Professor Lawrence Cahoone | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
German philosopher Karl Marx’s critique of capitalism and vision of communism went unapplied until 1917 in Russia. By 1980, approximately one-third of the world’s population lived in countries adhering to his work. Explore Marx’s basic claims (formulated in conjunction with Friedrich Engels), which represented the most powerful version of socialism and the greatest threat to liberal capitalism.