Cyril Smith 2002

Karl Marx and Human Self-creation

“Karl Marx and Human Self-creation” is an early draft, written in 2002, of Karl Marx and the Future of the Human, published by Lexington Books in November 2004.


1. Introduction
2. Human Production and Divine Creation

Divine Creation
Plato and after
Magic and Mysticism
Some Christian Mystics
Islamic Mysticism
Some Remarks on the list as a whole

3. Enlightenment versus Magic
4. Schelling and Hegel
5. Feuerbach
6. Marx

Marx’s break with Feuerbach
Marx and Revolution
Capital and Mysticism
Capital and Self-Creation

7. An Inconclusive Conclusion
Background Reading