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Single Idea 22598

[catalogued under 16. Persons / E. Rejecting the Self / 2. Self as Social Construct]

Full Idea

Instead of focusing on the individual, Marxism suggested that the authentic self was at the social level in the form of class.

Gist of Idea

The authentic self exists at the level of class, rather than the individual


report of Karl Marx (Theses on Feuerbach [1846]) by Ian Dunt - How to be a Liberal 6

Book Reference

Dunt,Ian: 'How to Be a Liberal' [Canbury Press 2020], p.186

A Reaction

[not sure of the best source in Marx] This idea is expressed here by a defender of liberal individualism. Dunt persuasively attacks any concept of the self as part of some group, rather than as being an individual.