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The specter speaks: About the concept of humanism in Karl Marx

Author(s): Martin Dege

Journal: Journal für Psychologie
ISSN 0942-2285

Volume: 19;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 2;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Marx | Hegel | language | humanism | end of history

Karl Marx did not only realize, as Engels put it, that Hegel was "standing on his head," the economic and philosophic manuscripts introduced a concept of humanism with which he opposed Hegel's "false positivism." In the following, I outline the ways in which this spirit of a new humanism is articulated through the specter Marx invokes in the communist manifesto.
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