CPB::I. ¿Qué puede ser hoy un marxismo ortodoxo::3. Un marxismo de nuevo tipo::b. El marxismo como expresión de un mundo::03/en

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But even in possession of this self-consciousness, it can be said that the bourgeoisie has only reached the consciousness of social relations. That is, it still sees the foundation of social relations as something given, divine in its early days, or natural, which is its better concept. The bases that determine the intersubjective, social and historical behavior would not be in the hands of men, but come from a certain given "human nature", beyond their conscious control. Nature may be transformed, but its laws not changed. Means of work are effective only if they conform to natural laws. Likewise, political, and social arrangements would be viable only if we know that "human nature" and learn to handle it. The market, of course, competition, private property in some cases, are parts, in bourgeois ideology, of no less than nature. They can be reformed, controlled, but it is unimaginable that a society has no market or no competition. The bourgeoisie has powerfully humanized the work process, has saved the social relations of the tyranny of the divine, but has given the latter its own tyranny, naturalizing it, under the concept of human nature.