Karl Marx was a philosopher, social scientist, revolutionary historian, and an influential socialist thinker of the 19th century. He was born in the comfortable and middle-class family. He enrolled for law studies at age17, at the University of Bonn. He later attended the University of Berlin where he stayed for four years. During his days in school, Marx was interested in Romantic literature and Saint Saint-Simonian politics. However, he later abandoned romanticism for the Hegelianism. Even though much of his ideologies were largely ignored by other scholars of the time, his economic, political and social philosophies have been significantly recognized and accepted in the socialist movements and teachings. It is important to understand that he is the father of the present-day Marxist. In fact, the original ideas of Marx have been tailored and meaning adapted to explain some of the renown political concepts.
Karl Marx's philosophies have had a significant contribution to the study of sociology today. For instance, the idea of dialectical materialism has helped to understand and explain how political and historical events are influenced by the social forces, as well as formulate solutions for the problems. Marx believed that the progress of the society was as a result of the struggle between the social classes (Shah). Besides, he was among the first pioneers of the sociological impacts of economics in defining the social classes. In his research and studies, he investigated the relationship between the capitalist systems and its implications on the lives of the industrial workers (Schaefer). More so, his ideologies seek to define the relationship that exists between culture and social inequality.
Karl Marx had a humanistic perception of the future. The economic rhetoric and its effect on the human interactions were the fundamentals of his thoughts. Moreover, he was a very compassion