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Kind of. Marx did the abstraction thing, but given the time in which he was writing, he also mentioned "industry" rather a lot.

And when most workers were industrial workers, it's not totally surprising that (say) the Soviets and the Maoists) turned him into a kind of angry patron of worker-deified industrial revolution.

If there's a lacuna in Marx, it's exactly that absence of realistic post-industrial alternatives.

There's not a lot of nature in Marx. There are people, and there are machines and resources, but he knew nothing about eco-systems or symbiotic embedding, so they're not included as original Marxist concepts.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun May 29th, 2011 at 07:31:41 PM EST
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