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Historical materialism and the economics of Karl Marx

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Author: Benedetto Croce
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,861 / 174 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48
Downloads: 9,543
Added to site: 2014.01.03
mnybks.net#: 31534
Genre: Politics
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d can at any time only be estimated empirically. It remains a service of great value to have distinguished a factor of such importance which had been previously neglected.

If then the economic factor in history should be isolated and treated separately, how is it to be distinguished? For it is essential to Croce's view of science that each science has its own concepts which can be distinguished clearly from those of other sciences. This question is discussed in Essay III Q. 5 and more specifically in Essay VI. Croce is specially anxious to distinguish between the spheres of economics and ethics. Much confusion has been caused in political economy in the past by the assumption that economics takes for granted that men behave egoistically, i.e. in an immoral way. As a result of this assumption men have had to choose between the condemnation of economics or of mankind. The believer in humanity has been full of denunciation of that monstrosity the economic man, while the thorough-going believer in

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