This paper questions the relation between Marx’s theory and the issues of social justice. We first introduce an interpretation claiming that a theory of justice in itself is useless because it is idealist. We compare it with an interpretation that implies that a critique of capitalism based on standards of justice allows to avoid the economic pitfall which denies individuality.
Justice, Superstructure, Historical Materialism, Real Freedom, Exploitation
Code JEL: A13, B49, B51, D63.