Karl Korsch

German theoretician and political philosopher (1886–1961) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Karl Korsch (German: [kɔɐ̯ʃ]; August 15, 1886 – October 21, 1961) was a German Marxist theoretician and political philosopher.[1] He is recognized as one of the "dissidents" that challenged the Marxism of the Second International of Karl Kautsky, Georgi Plekhanov and Lenin.[2] Along with György Lukács, Korsch is considered to be one of the major figures responsible for laying the groundwork for Western Marxism in the 1920s.[3]

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Karl Korsch
Karl Korsch
Born15 August 1886
Died21 October 1961(1961-10-21) (aged 75)
Alma materUniversity of Jena (Dr.jur., 1910)
Era20th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolWestern Marxism
Main interests
Politics, economics, law
Notable ideas
The principle of historical specification (comprehending all things social in terms of a definite historical epoch)