Capitalism versus Marx's Communism

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In this paper, I have assessed Marx's criticism of capitalism, and the practice of divided labor, from the standpoint of two important senses of worth which persons can have, namely self-respect and self-esteem. I have tried to show that in either case, Communism, as Marx envisioned it, is not the superior to capitalism he might have supposed. Along the way, I hope to have also shown the importance of distinguishing between two concepts, namely self-respect and self-esteem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-79
Number of pages13
JournalStudies in Soviet Thought
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

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