Discuss Karl Marxʼs critical analysis of capitalism and how he thinks that capitalism will be transformed

Pol Sci 51 Take Home Exam #3

Question: Please thoroughly answer 2 out of the 3 essay questions provided below. Please read the questions and the guidelines provided by the instructor!

Source Material: Text: Cohen and Fermon Princeton Readings in Political Thought.

Any other material aside from the text and associated lecture notes will result in heavy penalties. ( Just choose the two questions you want to answer and I will provide you with the associated lecture notes for the respective philosophers.)

Read each question carefully before you choose which two that you are going to answer. Pay careful attention to what the question is actually asking you to do. Demonstrate your knowledge of the subject by going into depth and detail. Be sure to provide specific examples to support your conclusions.

  1. Discuss Karl Marxʼs critical analysis of capitalism and how he thinks that capitalism will be transformed. What are the strengths and weaknesses of his approach?( hint: you might want to cover alienation and historical materialism). Resources: Lectures on Marx, Readings by Marx in our text, Reading guide for Marx, Study guide.
  2. Discuss and evaluate John Rawlsʼs theory of justice. Resources: Lectures on Rawls, Reading by Rawls in our text, Reading guide for Rawls, Study guide.
  3. Describe and critically evaluate the postmodern political thought of Michel Foucault. Resources: Lecture on Foucault and postmodernism, Reading by Foucault in our text, Study Guide.

Suggested Length: Two and a half to three pages per question at minimum. Be sure to include a (1) A clear introduction that addresses directly the question posed by the instructor. A body of factual examples that support your thesis; these examples may be drawn from either the assigned readings and lecture notes. A coherent paragraph structure that highlights your main points. (This essay must be well-written. Teacher is a District Attorney and grades extremely hard).

***When answering the questions please detail, define, and correlate the political significance, historical significance, and implications of each of the philosopher’s “philosophy.”***



subject: PHD Political Science

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