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

Abstract

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).

References

Korsch, Karl. 2012. Marxismo y Filosofía. La Riel. El Alto.

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

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

Published
2018-12-30
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 http://revista.religacion.com/index.php/religacion/article/view/183