Sometimes, often in fact, here at Theoretical Weekends we find someone going on and on and on. Not today. Today a young Karl Marx puts it all very succinctly.
I would guess most regular followers of Scission of have read his "Thesis on Feuerbach," but I bet most of you haven't done so recently. I suggest you take the time to do so.
Frederick Engels wrote in 1888 about the "Theses on Feuerbach" that they are “invaluable as the first document in which is deposited the brilliant germ of the new world outlook” (Foreword to Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy).
He was right.
Theses On Feuerbach
- To abstract from the historical process and to fix the religious sentiment as something by itself and to presuppose an abstract – isolated – human individual.
- Essence, therefore, can be comprehended only as “genus”, as an internal, dumb generality which naturally unites the many individuals.