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1According to Karl Marx consciousness is doubled into two methods the living individual and the transformation into real life In the first method of approach the starting-point is consciousness taken as the living individual in the second method which conforms to real life it is the real living individuals themselves and consciousness is considered solely as their consciousness 768 In the quote from above I believe it is telling us that Marx believes real life forms mens thoughts and consciousness Without active men we do not have an active consciousor a real life Marx says that we have no choice in who we are He thought that our consciousness doesnt determine life but life determines our consciousness As human beings we all have consciousness but we have limitations to that consciousness and our lives He states they work under definite material limits presuppositions and conditions independent of their will 768 Those limitations are the ones stated in the quote we were to interpret Conceiving thinking the mental intercourse of men Marx believed that men are the producers of lifeand example of this is when we were talking about the discussions over black vs white the different religions and the morality issues of what is okay in our lives as in if we were brought up that stealing is okay then we believe its okay Marx believed that we were the producers of a people He also believed that who we are is where we belong in society He thought that we were not to ponder on life then live it but we are to live life then ponder on what we have accomplished That is to say we do not set out from what men say imagine conceive nor from men as narrated thought of imagined conceived in order to arrive at men in the flesh We set out from real active men and on the basis of their real life-process we demonstrate the
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