HomeAsia-Pacific Social Science Reviewvol. 17 no. 3 (2018)

The Quality of Mind of the Young Marx: Extensions and Expansions

Reindel Owen Salvador



There is a challenge posed by the discipline to seek what is worthy of immortalization from the founding fathers of sociology. Following the idea of Charles Wright Mills (cited in Connell, 1997, p. 1539) that the classics is “not a period” but “a style of work”, what need beseeching and appreciation by a self-respecting student of sociology are the thought habits exemplified by the canons other than the prestige jargon they offer. For the latter provides only instant lexicon for sociologists to deploy in describing social phenomena whereas the former, functional beyond descriptive explication, serves as heuristic toolkits to guide us in discovering manifold layers of social realities.