Marxist humanism

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Marxist humanism is a branch of Marxism that primarily focuses on Marx's earlier writings, especially the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844 in which Marx espoused his theory of alienation, as opposed to his later works, which are considered to be concerned more with his structural conception of capitalist society. The Praxis School, which called for radical social change in Josip Broz Tito's Yugoslavia in the 1960s, was one such Marxist humanist movement.

Marxist humanism was opposed by the "antihumanism" of Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser, who described it as a revisionist movement.

The theory of Marxist humanism

The term "Marxist humanism" has as its foundation Marx's conception of the "alienation of the labourer" as he advanced it in his Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844 -- an alienation that is born of a capitalist system in which the worker no longer functions as (what Marx termed) a free being involved with . And although many scholars consider late Marx less of a humanist than the Marx who wrote pre-Das Kapital , as his later works are rather...
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