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Class conflict: The Class conflict, for Marx, is the struggle between social classes, particularly the bourgeoisie (owners of means of production) and the proletariat (working class). It arises from economic inequality and exploitation, driving historical change.
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Karl Marx on Class Conflict - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 366
Class Conflict/Marx/Höffe: (...) [Marx] asserts an uninterrupted conflict, "which ended each time with a revolutionary transformation of the whole society. For its own time, it is the conflict of two classes, the main economic bourgeois called "bourgeois," the capitalists, and the wage laborers called "proletarians". This contemporary struggle is supposed to be the last one in world history, since the existing opposition is not replaced by a new opposition. The victory of the wage laborers over the capitalists is meant to overcome all (...) class barriers, thus bringing unity, harmony and peace to the world.

1. K. Marx und F. Engels, Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei, 1848

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Marx I
Karl Marx
Das Kapital, Kritik der politische Ökonomie Berlin 1957

Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016

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