Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty of Arts
This thesis begins by asking how alienation can be distinguished by objectification. By examining the first chapter of Capital I and the Grundrisse it is discovered that Marx’s theory of labour hinges on an understanding of the psychic process of the subject. In order to universalize Marx’s method the thesis shifts to Husserl’s examination of the subjective process of judging. The latter is understood in this thesis as structurally equivalent to Marx’s understanding of labour. It is discovered that the meaning of any act of judging/labour is irreal. Alienation is thus discovered to be the naive belief in the factual existence of irreal objects of consciousness.
Weber, Bryce, "The Origin of Ideology: Marx’s Method of Human Liberation and Husserl’s Investigation of Judgments" (1978). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 1558.