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Engels između utopijskog i znanstvenog socijalizma
Engels Between Utopian and Scientific Socialism

Author(s): Kazimir Majorinc
Subject(s): Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Economic history, Political history, 19th Century Philosophy, Marxism, Political economy, Politics and society, 19th Century, History of Communism
Published by: Durieux
Keywords: Marxism; utopian socialism; scientific socialism; Engels; the collapse of capitalism;
Summary/Abstract: The article starts from the thesis that one of the main causes of the problems of building socialism in the 20th century is the neglect of morality in classical Marxism, analyses this neglect through a comparison of utopian and scientific socialism, and briefly follows Engels’ development from utopian socialism to scientific socialism and back. The conclusion is that the lack of morality in classical Marxism is not accidental, but that it is precisely this property that makes it untrue, but also an extremely effective socialist ideology at a time of the great crisis of capitalism. Such an understanding of Marxism is consistent with the important Marxist idea that the purpose of ideologies is not to be true, but to strengthen the economic system. In this sense, Marxism is an ideology of the collapse of capitalism.

  • Page Range: 209-218
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Croatian