Alienation, Marx's theory of
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As expressed in the writings of the young Karl Marx, refers to the separation of things that naturally belong together, or to put antagonism between things that are properly in harmony. In the concept's most important use, it refers to the social alienation of people from aspects of their "human nature". He believed that alienation is a systematic result of capitalism.

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