Talk:Economic determinism

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Question.[edit]

Is 'Economic Determinism' solely a concept of Marx and Engel and followers of theirs?

It would seem that that would be a subset of the concept, even if they perhaps first thought it up.


76.17.84.43 (talk) 08:14, 31 March 2008 (UTC)


Good point. It seems that Adam Smith and David Ricardo, as well as most utilitarians might also be included in this camp. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.233.224.51 (talk) 04:37, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

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Although I'm not sympathetic to the view that Marx and Engels were economic determinists, this article is in serious need of revision. For instance, the criticism section points out the thinkers that originated this interpretation of their work, and that such a reading can arguably be linked to the worst practices of Stalinism, but it doesn't provide much reason as to why it economic determinism should therefore be considered an invalid interpretation of their work. For example it could possibly be argued that while Kautsky, Bukharin, Luxembourg, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, etc. had a more determinstic view of history and society than Marx and Engels, they did so because Marx and Engels had failed to apply their own theories as stringently as they should have Hanshans23 (talk) 17:06, 14 October 2008 (UTC)