Marx/Engels Internet Archive

Chapter I: A Critique of

The German Ideology

Written: Fall 1845 to mid-1846
First Published: 1932 (in full)
Source: Progress Publishers, 1968
Language: German
Transcription: Tim Delaney, Bob Schwartz, Brian Baggins
Online Version: Marx/Engels Internet Archive ( 2000



I. Feuerbach: Opposition of the Materialist and Idealist Outlooks

A. Idealism and Materialism

The Illusions of German Ideology
First Premises of the Materialist Method
History: Fundamental Conditions
Private Property and Communism

B. The Illusion of the Epoch

Civil Society — and the Conception of History
Feuerbach: Philosophic, and Real, Liberation
Ruling Class and Ruling Ideas

C. The Real Basis of Ideology

Division of Labor: Town and Country
The Rise of Manufacturing
The Relation of State and Law to Property

D. Proletarians and Communism

Individuals, Class, and Community
Forms of Intercourse
Contradictions of Big Industry: Revolution