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What is the difference between 'socialism' and 'communism'?

As Engels famously noted in Socialism: Utopian and Scientific that there are multiple approaches to what Socialism is. Some socialisms envisage an ethically appropriate ordering of human relations ...
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A different kind of ideology somewhat between capitalism and communism

Capitalism is an economic system. Free-markets and market-liberalisation are part of an ideological stance, typically called liberalism. Socialism is a model of shared ownership, which can include ...
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What is the difference between 'socialism' and 'communism'?

Ok, first point: Socialism is a term that predates Marx. Socialism began early in the industrial revolution, as a moral reaction against the abuses inherent to of privately-owned industry of the time. ...
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The Effects of Marx's Moral Character on Communism

If you follow this link you'll discover that Albert Einstein had a tendency to get his freak on. But to date (so far as I know) Einstein's sexual escapades have not undercut the principles of modern ...
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The Effects of Marx's Moral Character on Communism

The Red Prussian by Leopold Schwarzschild, 1986 ed., is an even more savage assault on Marx’s personality. It depicts Marx’s ideas and arguments as intellectually worthless and as used by Marx as a ...
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A different kind of ideology somewhat between capitalism and communism

But innovation is driven not by morality, or by the wish to help, but by the wish to make one's life easier or to have more. Really? First, lets take it for granted that the major innovation in the ...
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Dictatorship, communism or democracy

A dictatorship is a society ruled over by a dictator. Democracy has been used to refer to various different political systems such as the voting system in ancient Athens, the first past the post ...
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Dictatorship, communism or democracy

Your question is somehow very unspecific. Generally there are three forms of Amount of Rulers: One, Some, All citizens and the differentiating them by Altruistic(good) and Egoistic(bad) introduced by ...
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Dictatorship, communism or democracy

I'll try to answer your last point re why there has been no communist society and, hopefully, cover some of your other points on the way. Firstly, I'm going to focus on a Marxist approach as that's ...
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A different kind of ideology somewhat between capitalism and communism

This position on Inheritance sounds a lot like John Stewart Mill's stance, discussed in his Principles of Political Economy (link to a relevant chapter on property), which is a bit more nuanced than ...
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If history was not the history of class struggle, before Marx, was Marx wrong?

He was wrong. He was applying a lense, to pick out only one aspect of history. For instance, you can see a history of technology, which while it may be related to class struggle, is it's own record. ...
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What was the Bakunin/Marx argument and split about?

Misleading quote My understanding is that the quote comes from Wikipedia article on Bakunin (also quoted verbatim on Marxist internet archive.) The reason why I bothered to check the source is because ...
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If history was not the history of class struggle, before Marx, was Marx wrong?

Firstly, it has to be pointed out that the Communist Manifesto is not a summary of developed Marxism, but rather an early exposition of the theory that Marx and Engels planned to develop. Indeed, at ...
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If history was not the history of class struggle, before Marx, was Marx wrong?

Marx himself hooked Marxism to Science. He referred to it as science, and used it as science. He claimed that "class struggle" was in fact the reality of history, just as Kepler's laws of ...
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If history was not the history of class struggle, before Marx, was Marx wrong?

I don't think that the difference in tense between "is" and "was" modulo a manifesto's publication, could be all that powerful. "History is" and "history was" ...
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If history was not the history of class struggle, before Marx, was Marx wrong?

Your question is rather muddled, but I will try to address it at face value. Marx claimed that all existing societies have a history of class struggle, so yes, if that claim was wrong, Marx would have ...
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How labour is more concrete that it became essence of humanity according to Marx?

TLDR: Human labor involves planning, coordination and the communication of abstract ideas as well as mastery over nature. Labor is human consciousness expressed in concrete action. Here's a helpful ...
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How labour is more concrete that it became essence of humanity according to Marx?

For Marx (and Locke before him) labour is the one constant of human life. If we want to live we have to eat, and if we want to eat we have to do labor. There's nothing 'forced' about that, unless you ...
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A different kind of ideology somewhat between capitalism and communism

Allow me to point out that your depiction of communism is in actuality a straw-man promoted by pro-capitalist pundits. Communism doesn't demand strict equality or equal wealth; communism demands that ...
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Productive Forces vs. Conditions of Bourgeois Property

I agree 100 percent with the inexplicably deleted and downvoted answer by Hide-in-Plain-Site. Constraining digital information flows, growing at the rate of Moore's Law, in the legal terminology and ...
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Productive Forces vs. Conditions of Bourgeois Property

The productive forces are not their legal / juridical representation. A factory is not the shares in the holding company that claims to own that factory. The productive forces are the objects of ...
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Dictatorship, communism or democracy

Your question is rather simple and general at one level, but in historical specificity complex, never fully definable, and rife with paradoxes, such as the "dictatorship of the proletariate."...
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Dictatorship, communism or democracy

I've read a few of the answers and have to agree that it can be a complex issue. But, I take note of your question. You've asked someone to highlight the main differences between the three. That ...
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Dictatorship, communism or democracy

In an attempt to give you bare conceptual definitions: Dictatorship : a form of governance in which absolute power is exercised by a sole authority Democracy : a form of governance in which power ...
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