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Ideologia tedesca

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2011 Reprint of 1939 Edition. Parts I & III of "The German Ideology". Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Originally published by the Marx-Engels Institute in Moscow in 1939. "The German Ideology" was written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels circa 1846, but published later. The original edition was divided into thr ...more
Hardcover, 1692 pages
Published 2011 by Bompiani (first published 1932)
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This is interesting, not least because it is one of the earliest formulations of Marx’s understanding of historical materialism and his breaking away from both Hegel’s idealism and Feuerbach’s naïve materialism. The book starts with a very useful editor’s introduction where this work is located within both Marx’s and Engels’s developing understanding of what they were coming to view as the motive force of history. That is, the class struggle. What is interesting here is how frequently they refer ...more
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
if someone wants to save the humanity than u can't ignore marx
Dec 22, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The German Ideology is frequently referenced as a great starter text for students of Marxism. Imagine my horror upon discovering it is nigh-600 pages long and a philosophical critique of previous philosophers.

The first portion, "INTRODUCTION TO THE CRITIQUE OF POLITICAL ECONOMY" is the most essential. It is a run down of various parts of Marx's burgeoning Dialectical Materialism.

The following three sections, critiquing the Young-Hegelian Feuerbach, Bauer, and Stirner in that order, is a real pr
Jul 24, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been feeling like I don't read enough difficult books anymore, so The German Ideology was my crack at one. It is early Marx and Engels, in which they are first iterating their theories of materialism. One thing that has always struck me from the few times I've read Marx....I tend to think of Marxism as philosophy, and it is always interesting to see how much it was offered as science, a form I don't think ages well for it. One other thing....Marx weighs in one of the old questions here: Whe ...more
May 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a soft spot for Marx...he has to be one of the most misread and misunderstood authors in history. I think this text, along with the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, really highlight the emphasis he placed on human consciousness and its intricate connection to the material world and mode of production which (alarmingly) conventional readings of Marx minimize, if not, completely ignore.
As many vaunted references as I've seen to The German Ideology, I've got to say, I simply couldn't get most of it. However, it's still a book of immense value. Let me explain.

Marx in this book is, while formulating his thought, bouncing off of, refuting, and satirizing the positions of a number of now largely forgotten German idealist thinkers (Feuerbach, Stirner, etc.) and their approaches, condemning them for engaging in Hegelian shell games rather than actually pursuing a real, world-changing
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Obviously didn't read the whole thing, pretty much everything after the chapter on Feuerbach is just Marx being rude about young hegelians
Alex Billet
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marxist-basics
Those looking to garner a basic understanding of what precisely Marx and Engels meant by dialectical materialism must start here. The two authors were profoundly polemical, and like most polemics they are best understood in context. CJ Arthur's introduction provides that context in a way which is chronological and easy to understand.

Marx and Engels of course started out in the Young Hegelians. The starting point of their break with Hegel's philosophy came in their realization that Hegel's belie
Eva Sevrin
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Insightful, funny and Marx at his best. A great starter for people who want to understand his work and ideas.
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Written in 1846, unpublished till 1932 in Soviet Union. For the first time in this book Marx & Engels (i would say Marx&Engels with subject He, because i think they both can not be divided with one another, they both are indeed an appearance of dialectic) explained materialistic conception of history and emphasized communism as deterministic society. His criticism devastated German Idealism which had been at the time dominant in Prussia, especially Hegelianism and of course, the man who ...more
Ben Kearvell
For all his nay-saying about German ideology, Marx (and Engels) remains a German ideologue--and a very thorough one. Materialism, as Marx would have it, owes a debt to Hegel and romantic philosophy in general. He (Marx)may have turned metaphysics on its head, yet he failed to remove the head. But there's no getting rid of it. Marxist economy requires a hidden hand, better said, a shift in ontology, or the way one values the world (and oneself). Materialism itself, if history is anything to go by ...more
Oct 15, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the beginning... there was German Ideology (1845-6) and the EPM of 1844.

Here, in Chapter One, Feuerbach is taken to task. This is the section everyone must read. A theory of history: turn that Hegel off his head and back onto his feet! What are the preconditions of social life? What are the stages of human development? What is consciousness? What are forms of intercourse? What is liberation? What are the ruling ideas (religion, law, politics) and their relationship to material life? These que
Evidently this is considered marx's first fully matured statement about his thinking. It's an impressive piece on many levels. Not only does he effectively topple the BS uber abstract tendencies that German philosophy had devolved into at that point (Herder, Hegel, etc.) by positing a system of thinking that was concerned with the actual material conditions of life. He also provides a devastatingly accurate description of the sense of alienation and futility which rampant, industrial-era capital ...more
Oct 16, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, a lot of Marx sort of blurs one into another for me at this stage. However, everyone should read at least some Marx as a reminder that economics is not determinist and capitalism is not the natural order of things.
Vip Vinyaratn
Feb 06, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: humanities and social science student
Recommended to Vip by: my profes.
A good introduction to Karl Marx's philosophy. This book can present important issues about his philosophical thinking, such as, historical materialism, critique on the german idealism (Kant, Hegel,...), etc.

A pre-resquisite book before the famous Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital.
Vittorio Ducoli
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Verso il materialismo storico

Scrivo un'unica recensione di quest'opera e de La sacra famiglia perché possono essere lette quasi come un unicum, rappresentando, accanto ai più noti Manoscritti economico-filosofici del 1844 il momento del definitivo distacco dei due pensatori dall'idealismo della sinistra hegeliana e dell'elaborazione di quello che sarebbe stato l'architrave su cui verrà eretta la grandiosa costruzione teorica marx-engelsiana, la concezione materialistica della storia.
Entrambe le
Arief Bakhtiar D.
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

DENGAN pemikiran yang menggugat, 154 tahun yang lalu Marx dan Engels berteriak yakin: “Kita berangkat dari bumi ke langit!”

Kata-kata itu tak bisa diremehkan. Kita tahu, kata-kata itu ada dalam The Germany Ideology, dan tak lepas dari perjalanan studi dan situasi politik di Prussia saat itu. Pemerintahan Prussia dengan semena-mena menghapus undang-undang dasar yang memberikan kebebasan kepada rakyat, melakukan sensor yang ketat pada pers, dan mengawasi profesor atau guru-guru besar di univers
Leandro Augusto Zanini Matias
Acabei lendo diretamente a versão da Martins Fontes e fazendo correspondência na versão da Boitempo pra conferir a tradução. Me pareceu bem truncado esse texto, talvez por não ter sido concebido como livro em si, uma obra acabada.
Josiah Finnemore
Skipped over most of the critique of "Saint Max" (which is the bulk of the book). It's mostly known for the first chapter, anyway. I maybe shouldn't have bought the whole thing, when the more useful parts are online and in various collections.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
he completely ruined that young hegelian boy stirner. simply hilarious.
Trey Kennedy
The only main thing I got from this is that Marx and Engels want me to be an individual... by being exactly like everybody else...
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Salah satu buku yang penting untuk memahami pemikiran Karl Marx.
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marxism
Read the first part on Feuerbach.
Valentin Sanchez
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Très bon livre pour attaquer la pensée de Marx.
"L'Ideologia tedesca è l'opera più misteriosa e, insieme, più decisiva di Marx ed Engels.
Composta tra il 1845 e il 1846 ai fini di una "autochiarificazione" e subito abbandonata alla "critica roditrice dei topi" delle cantine in cui rimase sepolta fino all'anno della pubblicazione (1932), essa costituisce il punto di svolta tra il "primo Marx", umanista e filosofo hegeliano, e il "secondo Marx", scienziato dei modi di produzione.
Nell'Ideologia tedesca si colloca, se non altro nelle intenzioni
G.D. Master
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Academics, economists, philosophers, and social sciences
Written after Engels’s work “The Condition of the Working Class in England,” “The German Ideology” is a reaction to Ludwig Feuerbach and G. W. F. Hegel. It is not a direct reaction, but gathers the important parts of their philosophies and elaborates on them for a blending with the ideas of Engels and Marx. “The German Ideology” is an important work because it attempts to solve the philosophical problem of other minds. Philosophy often deals with individual reasoning and to further extent metaph ...more
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The German Ideology is not a work of the later, anti-philosophic Marx: the one who was adamant on revolution and who tried hard to use his incredible intellect, pre-marginal revolution economics, and Promethean world history to get there. Rather, this is the early Marx.

The book's philosophy, analyzed apart from the unfalsifiable claims, is great fun. Marx's focus on praxis, externalism, amour propre, and the perplexing relation between freedom and human flourishing are all boundlessly interestin
Read for Evil. I may get ideas from this mixed up with ideas from the Communist Manifesto. Also, I only read "First Premises of Materialist Method" and a little more. Marx is not a name that any American raised with the national propaganda of Capitalism and Free Market will rally to, but he has interesting ideas about how the ideology of the ruling class becomes the ideology of all of society. But under that structure how does change happen? The ideology of the ruling class must not be adopted u ...more
Omar Mastroianni
In which Marx discounts the logical Nihilism of Max Stirner. The ivory tower thought allowing Stirner to muse on the mind and wax solipsistic while the world in reality is crumbling around those who don't have time to "spout wise" and are desperately trying to make ends meet, (or are exploiting those trying to do so) is the sobriety test which Stirner,& all philosophy, fail if historical facticity is not front & center in an honest analysis. For his sabbatical from such mundane things as ...more
It's unfortunate that Marx had such a misreading and misinterpretation of Stirner. I think the two could have been pals.

There's some good stuff in here about communism being the force that abolishes all that we know. And while I think a little bit of materialist thinking can be a healthy dose, I'm not really a fan of materialism or idealism and am skeptical of anything that claims to be the method of the totality. While historical materialism may have been an important counter to Hegel, I'm more
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In 1818, Karl Marx, descended from a long line of rabbis, was born in Prussian Rhineland. Marx's' father converted to Protestantism shortly before Karl's birth. Educated at the Universities of Bonn, Jena, and Berlin, Marx founded the Socialist newspaper Vorwarts in 1844 in Paris. After being expelled from France at the urging of the Prussian government, which "banished" Marx in absentia, Marx stud ...more
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“The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e. the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force. The class which has the means of material production at its disposal, has control at the same time over the means of mental production, so that thereby, generally speaking, the ideas of those who lack the means of mental production are subject to it. The ruling ideas are nothing more than the ideal expression of the dominant material relationships, the dominant material relationships grasped as ideas.” 112 likes
“For as soon as the distribution of labour comes into being, each man has a particular, exclusive sphere of activity, which is forced upon him and from which he cannot escape. He is a hunter, a fisherman, a herdsman, or a critical critic, and must remain so if he does not want to lose his means of livelihood; while in communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticise after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, herdsman or critic.” 7 likes
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