Proceedings of the 2018 2nd International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2018)

A Comparative Study of the Alienation Theory of Marx and that of Marcuse

Qiaohua Ren, Qiuye Lu
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Qiuye Lu
Marx; Marcuse; Alienation Theory; Capitalism
Due to the different historical background, there are many differences between the theory of alienation of Marx and that of Marcuse. From the perspectives of human alienation theory, alienation theory of science and technology as well as human liberation theory, the paper compares the theory of alienation of Marx with that of Marcuse, and indicates that as the phenomenon of alienation always exists in the process of societal and historical development, the relative theoretical approaches can be practically transformed into counterparts of the governmental policy making and implementation, in terms of understanding alienation in different context.
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