The crossroads of Latin American critical Marxism and emancipative praxis

  • Jorge Viaña Universidad Mayor de San Andrés - Bolivia
Keywords: Marxism, praxis, emancipation, philosophy, Lukacs, Korsch


In this article we reflect on the importance of re-constructing a conception of Marxism as a practice of life or as a philosophy of praxis and not as “science” and / or only as a doctrine and method. Version of the doctrinaire Marxism that almost always ends up feeling proprietary of the truth and defending conservative interests in the name of Marxism. The hypothesis of a very potent but unofficial Latin American Marxism achieved since the 1920s another link with Marxism in qualitatively superior conditions and overcoming the debate of the “anti-humanists” or “humanists” that was revived in the 60s, 70s, but we also state that they really come from the Russian revolution and its consequences as shown in this article.


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Author Biography

Jorge Viaña, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés - Bolivia

Economista, catedrático en economía y filosofía de la Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA). Docente de postgrado: CIDES/UMSA; Universidad de la Frontera de Chile; U PIEB; Academia Diplomática de la Cancillería. Miembro del grupo de investigación sobre Estado del Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO).


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Lukács, Georg. 1969. Historia y Conciencia de Clase. Grijalbo. México.

Marx, Engels. 2009. Sobre el Arte. Claridad. Buenos Aires.

How to Cite
Viaña, J. (2018). The crossroads of Latin American critical Marxism and emancipative praxis. Religación. Revista De Ciencias Sociales Y Humanidades, 3(12), 92-103. Retrieved from