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Existentialism and Marxism

Discussion in 'General political debates' started by SurgeryXdisaster, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. SurgeryXdisaster

    SurgeryXdisasterExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    Back again to share this Marxist critique of Existentialism and it's origins.
    It neatly explains why the philosophy is inherently bourgeois and eurocentric.

    www.marxists.org/archive/novack/works/history/ch17.htm

    "Existentialism, on the other hand, pictures the individual as essentially divorced from other people, confronted by an inert, irrational and hostile social environment. It champions the spontaneity of the individual against any established institution or organised movement. It is equally hostile to the social institutions of bourgeois society and to the working class’s collective struggle against them. Rather than being a guide to revolutionary action, it is a philosophy that justifies the individualistic non-conformism of middle-class intellectuals."
     

  2. lanepain1769

    lanepain1769Member New Member


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    Great article, thanks for sharing.
     
  3. EgoistCommunist

    EgoistCommunistNew Member New Member


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    Marxism is an outdated byproduct of German rationalism.Authoritarian Socialism in general is shit.
     
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