Marx kind of mediates between essentialism of anthropology and anti- essentialism of structuralism functionalism, system theory. To abstract from the historical process and to define the religious sentiment regarded by itself, and to presuppose an abstract — isolated - human individual.
VIII All social life is essentially practical. X The standpoint of the old materialism is civil society; the standpoint of the new is human society, or social humanity.
In reality, it is the ensemble of the social relations. Marx never supported correspondence theory of truth but possible he did support materialistic version Hegelian realism - abstract concepts like capital, product, price etc.
Hence, in The Essence of Christianityhe regards the theoretical attitude as the only genuinely human attitude, while practice is conceived and fixed only in its dirty-judaical manifestation. Feuerbach looks sensual world only as object of natural science and does not see how perception is conditioned by social praxis — so perception is a social construction.
V Feuerbach, not satisfied with abstract thinking, wants contemplation; but he does not conceive sensuousness as practical, human-sensuous activity. And this social production of religion can be stopped, because we can change social structures by revolutionary action.
For the fact that the secular basis lifts off from itself and establishes itself in the clouds as an independent realm can only be explained by the inner strife and intrinsic contradictoriness of this secular basis.
The point of philosophy is to change it. V Feuerbach, not satisfied with abstract thinking, wants contemplation; but he does not conceive sensuousness as practical, human-sensuous activity.
His work consists in resolving the religious world into its secular basis. Philosophy should change the world II. For if one individual does not value the rationality and freedom of every human self, then there is nothing illogical about another individual not valuing the rationality and freedom of the first individual.
The latter must, therefore, in itself be both understood in its contradiction and revolutionized in practice. Thus, for instance, once the earthly family is discovered to be the secret of the holy family, the former must itself be annihilated [vernichtet] theoretically and practically.
The notion of interpretation is taken as a given I shall subdivide the second premise II.
Hence, in The Essence of Christianityhe regards the theoretical attitude as the only genuinely human attitude, while practice is conceived and fixed only in its dirty-judaical manifestation.
IX The highest point reached by contemplative materialism, that is, materialism which does not comprehend sensuousness as practical activity, is contemplation of single individuals and of civil society.
But the human essence is no abstraction inherent in each single individual.“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways.
The point, however, is to change it. [These words are also inscribed upon his grave]” ― Karl Marx, Eleven Theses on Feuerbach. Theses on Feuerbach. Marx/Engels Internet Archive. Theses On Feuerbach. Download PDF. Written: by Marx in the Spring ofbut slightly edited by Engels; First Published: As an appendix to Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy in ; Source: Engels on Feuerbach | Image of Thesis Karl Marx Theses On Feuerbach.
ad Feuerbach”; Marx’s original text was first published inin German and in Russian translation, by the Institute of Marxism-Leninism in Marx-Engels Archives, Book I, Moscow. Engels on Feuerbach | Image of Thesis Karl Marx‘ XI Thesis on Feurebach Karl Marx XI Thesis on Feurebach Source: Written by Marx in Brussels in the spring ofunder the title “1) ad Feuerbach”; Marx‟s original text was first published inin German and in Russian translation, by the Institute of Marxism-Leninism.
Theses On Feuerbach by Karl Marx - Marxists Internet Archive Marx's original text was first published inin German and in Russian to his Ludwig Feuerbach inwhere he gave it the title Theses on Feuerbach. The "Theses on Feuerbach" are eleven short philosophical notes written by Karl Marx as a basic outline for the first chapter of the book The German Ideology in The Eleventh .Download