Portland State University, Department of History
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (93 p.)
Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Following a suggestion of Dr. Michael Reardon's I have considered Freedom and Necessity as fundamental literary and philosophical concepts in Karl Marx's early writing.
All Marx quotations are my own translations; I did this because I discovered that many English translations were rendered in such a way that they did not convey basic literary structures which were very important to a clear comprehension of Marx's thought.
The opening pages of this article are a necessary but brief discussion of words, which are specifically: Necessity, Freedom, and History. As these three words are the life and breath of Marx's thought, an observation of their meanings and history, in German, was the obvious place to to begin in a consideration of the development of Marx's ideas.
Leib, Isa Maria, "Freedom and Necessity in the Development of Marx's Thought" (1975). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2290.