Marx’s approach to questions of justice and morality are captured by this metaphilosophical position, whereby Marx rejects an understanding of philosophical inquiry as the pursuit of foundations and universality. Philosophical justifications are, in the last instance, products of a particular form of society and production. Rather than abandoning the basic idea of human moral equality, the radical historicist approach allows the philosopher to make the Marxist progression from merely understanding the world toward changing it and moving it closer toward a moral horizon.
Author information: Megan graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2018 started a PhD in political theory at the University of Pennsylvania in fall 2020.
"Justice, Ideology, and Struggle,"
Compass: An Undergraduate Journal of American Political Ideas: Vol. 4:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.jsu.edu/compass/vol4/iss2/2