Indeed these feelings bring partiality into play, without which no true knowledge combined with good action is at all possible in socialist terms.
His work consists in resolving the religious world into its secular basis.
The opposition of the thumb to the rest of the hand is the first adaptation that permits gripping and manipulation. Of course, connection is not the correct word, since given this conception, there is not anything needing to be connected.
The independence of this external world from consciousness, its Objectivity, is instead so far from being cancelled by the mediation of work with the external world that it is in fact ultimately formulated by it. It is sated all too easily by its own excellence, becomes the haze of a new pseudo-active self- confidence.
Feuerbach, who had reproached Hegel so strongly on account of his concept-reifications, does indeed localize his abstract genus of man empirically, but only in such a way as to allow it to be inherent in the single individual, free of society, without social history.
Rather, Marx is waging a war on two fronts at this point, he is struggling both against mechanistic environmentalism, which ends in fatalism of being, and against the idealistic subject-theory, which ends in putschism, or at least in exaggerated activity-optimism.
With the division of labor between mental and manual labor, a particularly significant break occurs. The above considerations indicate that Marx uses the word consciousness in a very unusual sense.
Marx supported pragmatic notion of truth. And because the abstract, reified, confused circulation of goods on the free market allowed nothing more than an ultimately passive, external, abstract relationship to it. He even argues that a reflectionist theory of consciousness is ultimately conservative in that it does not suggest how change is possible.
Sensuous human activity is activity which transforms the world and is objective activity. But it can thus refer even less to the most valuable thesis on Feuerbach; misunderstanding then becomes blasphemy.