Marx’s Concept of Man

Erich Fromm

Focusing on Marx\’s humanism, Fromm\’s landmark work challenges more fascist readings of Marx manifest in the Soviet Union and supported by Western ignorance of his basic thinking. Fromm portrays Marx as a humanist and existentialist thinker, comparing Marxism to Zen Buddhism. Drawing on the work of Herbert Marcuse\’s on Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Fromm provides selections from several of Marx\’s works, including a translation of the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844. He also discusses the view of Marxist philosopher György Lukács, noting that in History and Class Consciousness (1923) Lukács views Marx as an \”eschatological thinker.\”

status Copy #1 (4259): in
genre Philosophy » Socialism
publisher Frederick Ungar
publish date 1963
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