Karl Marx
#5 Overall Influence

Karl Marx

German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist


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Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary. Born in Trier, Germany, Marx studied law and philosophy at university. He married Jenny von Westphalen in 1843. Due to his political publications, Marx became stateless and lived in exile with his wife and children in London for decades, where he continued to develop his thought in collaboration with German thinker Friedrich Engels and publish his writings, researching in the reading room of the British Museum. His best-known titles are the 1848 pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto, and the three-volume Das Kapital . His political and philosophical thought had enormous influence on subsequent intellectual, economic and political history, and his name has been used as an adjective, a noun and a school of social theory.

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University of Bonn
University of Bonn

Public research university located in Bonn, Germany

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Humboldt University of Berlin
Humboldt University of Berlin

University in Germany

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University of Jena
University of Jena

University located in Jena, Thuringia, Germany

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy
  • Das Kapital
  • Capital, Volume III
  • Critique of the Gotha Program
  • The Civil War in France
  • Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  • Marx/Engels Collected Works
  • Mathematical manuscripts of Karl Marx
  • Reason and Revolution
  • Theses on Feuerbach
  • Marx-Engels-Werke
  • The Belgian Massacres
  • Karl Marx Library
  • The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature
  • Capital, Volume II
  • Herr Vogt
  • The Communist Manifesto
  • Capital, Volume I
  • The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon
  • On the Jewish Question
  • The Holy Family
  • The German Ideology
  • The Philosophical Manifesto of the Historical School of Law
  • Wage Labour and Capital
  • The Class Struggles in France, 1848 to 1850
  • Value, Price and Profit
  • Theories of Surplus Value
  • Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right
  • Scorpion and Felix
  • Reflections of a Young Man on The Choice of a Profession
  • The Civil War in the United States
  • The Poverty of Philosophy
  • Grundrisse

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