Scientific knowledge and political action: On the antinomies of Lukaks' thought in History and Class Consciousness
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Scientific knowledge and political action: On the antinomies of Lukaks' thought in History and Class Consciousness. SCIENCE & SOCIETY, 67 (1). pp. 39-67. ISSN 0036-8237Full text not available from this repository.
Lukacs' theory of reification as developed in History and Class Consciousness represents an interesting, approach to revolutionary subjectivity that goes beyond the objectivism of traditional Marxist accounts. However, his Weberian leanings hindered the concretization of his profound initial insights, and ended up generating antinomies he could not solve. Fundamentally, the basic contradiction of Lukacs'. theory-of reification lies in the gulf between the source of reification (in the real subsumption of labor under capital) and the posited ground for its overcoming (in the formal subsumption). From a Marxian perspective, the overcoming of alienation can only result from the historical movement of the contradictions immanent in the real subsumption of labor under capital, as the historically specific form in which human productive subjectivity develops.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SCIENCE & SOCIETY|
|Publisher:||GUILFORD PUBLICATIONS INC|
|Number of Pages:||29|
|Page Range:||pp. 39-67|
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