Karl Marx on Technology and Alienation

  title={Karl Marx on Technology and Alienation},
  author={Karl Marx and Amy E. Wendling and Neil Arthur Wendling},
labor. That is, time is the only way to measure labor that has been stripped of all qualitative dimensions. For Marx, capitalist machines produce this form of temporality because, having adopted the historical skills of laborers, they produce the possibility of abstract labor. Because abstract labor has no qualitative features, it must be beholden Alienation Beyond Marx 195 to an external standard, a measure that holds indifferently for each type of labor, in order to determine its value… CONTINUE READING