Marxism is a political and economic philosophy showing that historical change occurs through the material development of the productive powers of society. Its founder was the German philosopher Karl Marx (1818-83), key figures include his associate Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Mandel, Althusser, Jameson, among many others.
The conflict between 'classical' economics and Marxist economics is a key debates of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
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