Marx's epistemology : the relationship between reality and knowledge

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2011
Can, Eren
The purpose of this thesis is to elaborate on the Marx’s theory of knowledge. Historical materialism presented in the German Ideology and the methodological remarks in Grundrisse have led to many discussions concerning the relation between knowledge and reality in Marx’s philosophy. This thesis tried to explore the interrelationships between the kinds of knowledge we produce, abstract concepts and the concrete material conditions, as elaborated by Marx. In contrast to traditional epistemology, and more along the lines of Hegel’s epistemology, Marx does not see theory and reality as belonging to two distinct spheres. This thesis endeavors to elucidate the terms abstract and concrete in Marx’s usage and tries to make a clear Marx’s relations to Hegel in light of these terms.

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E. Can, “Marx’s epistemology : the relationship between reality and knowledge,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.