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Abstract

There is a fundamental flaw at the heart of Karl Marx's approach to the alleviation of human suffering. That flaw lies in his commitment to a conception of the person – technically, the ego – that centres on desire-satisfaction, and, deepening the problem, does so in a way that underplays the centrality to all desire-satisfaction beyond that of the most elemental bodily desires, of that element Hegel termed “recognition.” Remedying this failure gives an understanding of desire and suffering that is essentially that of the Buddha.

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ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Launched on MUSE
2021-07-14
Open Access
No
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