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Remembered by the common man as the propagator of scientific socialism, Karl Marx is perhaps one of the most popular figures in history. Father of Marxism — the critical theory about society, economics and polity — Karl Marx lived a significant part of his life in exile and in poor economic condition.
The book explains that whereas utopian socialism is idealist, reflecting the personal opinions of the authors and claims that society can be adapted based on these opinions, scientific socialism derives itself from reality.
Karl Marx advocated scientific socialism.
What is scientific socialism Karl Marx?
Engels regarded the Marx-Engels doctrines as scientific in that they laid bare the secret of capitalism through the discovery of surplus value, and explained (with a theory known in the USSR as historical materialism) how capitalism would inevitably be overthrown and replaced by socialism. …
Is Marxism scientific or utopian?
Marx is, essentially, taking an objective, scientific look at the social-economic structure, arguing that it has not resolved class antagonism and therefore, the dialectical process is incomplete. Thus, for Marx, a socialist-communist revolution is not utopian, but a scientific ‘working-out’ of contradiction.
Utopian socialism is the term often used to describe the first current of modern socialism and socialist thought as exemplified by the work of Henri de Saint-Simon, Charles Fourier, Étienne Cabet, and Robert Owen.
Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) are the creators of what they called “scientific socialism”.