Karl Marxs Social Ideology

Literature can be used to form a society’s ideology as was prevalent in eighteenth-century England. The fundamental conception behind Marxism is identified as materialism, socialism and the unification of action and structure. Marx’s idealistic view of socialism involved actions that would better serve society within the realm of unselfish inspiration, a society not interested in existing social inclinations. However, Marx’s ideology does contain several weaknesses. These can be considered substantial specifically because of how its simplicities influence those practitioners of Marxist ideology and their ability to fully comprehend the social surroundings and thus their inability to enact positive changes.
One of the most often used axioms in the Marxist ideology is that their ambition is ‘not to study society but to change it.’ According to Applebaum (1988: 15), society should “understand how Marx sought to bridge the concerns of both philosophy and science in developing a theory that operates simultaneously at the levels of structure and action […] the philosophic critique of consciousness, the ‘scientific’ analysis of capitalist economic institutions, and the historical study of politics and society.” This is the intent of this discussion along with identifying various strengths and weaknesses of the theory and to examine the reasons why Marx’s social theory has had a strong influence on the societies of the world.
The central concepts of Marxist economics include the theory of labour value, the disposition of production and the inevitable conflicts between the classes. Conflicts will always persist because the upper class can never totally control the lower classes. Lesser concepts include the idea of increased misery, the obsession with possessions and the consequences of economic alienation. Marx’s theories of labour value combined with his concepts of capitalism endeavour to clarify how the revenue system&nbsp.operates to the benefit of the upper classes and the detriment of the lower classes.&nbsp.