Compare and Contrast: Tocqueville and Marx on Religion

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Compare and Contrast: Tocqueville and Marx on Religion
Karl Marx and Alexis de Tocqueville were 19th Century philosophers and writers. Neither focused their writing primarily on religion but both commented on it in their most famous works. The two had very different views on history and where they believed the course of human events was going. These differences led to very different observations on religion and the role of religion in people’s lives. In this essay statements by each will be compared and contrasted. It will be demonstrated that when it came to religion, about the only point of agreement between Marx and Tocqueville was that it is a factor that can interfere with or accelerate other forces that motivate people. For...
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(February 1844a) Translation (fair use) “Marx on Religion.” The Sociology Shop. (2011). <www.angelfire.com/or/sociologyshop/marxrel.html>
Marx, Karl. (1845b) NEED TO ADD BIBLIOGRAPHIC ENTRY FOR MARX ON FEUERBACH SOURCE.
Tocqueville, Alexis. ”Chapter V: Of The Manner In Which Religion In The United States Avails Itself Of Democratic Tendencies.” Democracy in America. (1835). EBSCO Publishing. University of Toronto (26 November 2011) 9780585014333
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, Alberto. “Beyond Abstraction: Marx and the Critique of the Critique of Religion” Historical Materialism Research in Critical Marxist Theory (18)1; 3-29 (2010) DOI: 10.1163/146544609X12537556703070
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