Marx's theoretical work is the understanding of the nature of human beings and .
how they have constructed their historical world. Marx is considered a modernist because .
his views and theories fit the meaning of Modernity, which are human freedom and the .
right to free choice. To Marx, Capitalism is a barrier to the notion of human freedom and .
choice. Five aspects of his political theory are: how he views human nature, effects of .
Capitalism on human natures with emphasis on significance of labor, class struggles .
within Capitalism, the demise of Capitalism and the need for the transition to .
Marx belief of human nature is that it changes over time; it is historical and .
dynamic. In understanding human nature, it is important to understand what part labor .
plays in human nature. "To be Human is to labor," therefore Marx believes that humans .
work in the world with other humans in exchange with nature to get what they desire. .
(Encyclopedia 1917 ed.)Thus since human nature is dynamic so are humans" wants and .
desires. In order to achieve one's wants and desires one must labor with others around .
them and with nature. Since labor is the activity of a group, the ever-changing world .
created through the labor of those groups also creates the humans themselves and directly .
affects them. Through labor, humanity creates and is responsible for the world that they .
live in. .
Marx suggests that Capitalism leads to the centralization and concentration of .
living spaces, means of production, monopolies and the distribution of more power to the .
bourgeoisie. The success of Capitalism is directly connected to capital and wage labor. .
Capitalism's goal is to increase profits called accumulation; profits are then reinvested .
elsewhere to make more capital. Like the buying and selling of an object in the capitalist .
market, but in this case the exchange is money for the ability of labor, what Marx calls .