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Róża Luksemburg i bunt mas
Rosa Luxemburg and rebellion of the masses

Author(s): Ewa Kochan
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Marxism
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: Rosa Luxemburg; masses; mass movements; spontaneity; ideology

Summary/Abstract: The subject of this article is the concept of the masses in the social theory of Rosa Luxemburg.In this approach the masses are a big collective and a subject of social transformation,and the revolution. These masses also possess a specific wisdom (social andpolitical instinct) and they act spontaneously. In this article I also present the positionsof Luxemburg’s critics and my own opinion about the meaning of her theory. It is myopinion that Rosa Luxemburg’s concept should be viewed as a „transistional moment”,and as a necessary requirement for a marxist theory of ideology and social consciousness.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 34
  • Page Range: 67-81
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish