Education, Science, Technology, Innovation and Life
Open Access
Sign In

A Probe into the View of Freedom in "Manuscript of Economics and Philosophy in 1844"

Download as PDF

DOI: 10.23977/polsr.2021.020102 | Downloads: 10 | Views: 1712


Fanbo Wu 1, Kaiqing Li 1


1 School of Marxism, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin 541006, China

Corresponding Author

Fanbo Wu


Karl Marx’s thought of freedom originates from Manuscript of Economics and Philosophy in 1844, in which the thought of freedom occupies an important position in his theoretical system. In Manuscript, Karl Marx takes the freedom of labor as the main logic line, pointing out that human nature is the basis of freedom. Karl Marx analyzes in depth the fact that alienated manual labour is one of the segments of free development and he further states briefly that transcendence of alienation is the necessity to freedom. In the alienation of human beings, the essence of human beings exists in the form of being concealed. Therefore, freedom should be the comprehensive reversion of the essence of human beings. The actualization of human freedom is the completion and actualization of human beings, whereas the actualization of freedom must be the positive transcendence of private property.


Karl Marx, Freedom, Human essence, Alienated Manual Labour, Private Property


Fanbo Wu, Kaiqing Li, A Probe into the View of Freedom in "Manuscript of Economics and Philosophy in 1844". Journal of Political Science Research (2021) 1: 10-16. DOI:


[1] Rousseau. Social Contract Theor(2005). He Zhaowu. Beijing: The Commercial Press, p.122.
[2] Collected Works of Marx and Engels(2009). Beijing: People's Publishing House, vol.1, p.157-247.
[3] Marx. Manuscript of Economics and Philosophy in 1844(2014). Beijing: People's Publishing House, p.54-93.
[4] The Complete Works of Marx and Engels (1998) . Beijing: People's Publishing House, vol.31, p.104-109.

All published work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Copyright © 2016 - 2031 Clausius Scientific Press Inc. All Rights Reserved.