Philosophy Today

Volume 15, Issue 3, Fall 1971

Michel Henry
Pages 186-203

Introduction to the Thought of Marx

Jean-Paul Sartre insists that Marxism is the only philosophy that speaks to and out of the condition of contemporary man. Each cultural period has but one philosophy that is authentic. Today, that philosophy is Marxism. Even if one accepts Sartre's position, it is clear that Marxism today is not one monolithic ideology developed by proclamation. A recent group of articles in Philosophy Today (Winter 1970), devoted to the thought of Ernst Bloch, indicated this. The two following articles of Michel Henry and Arthur McGovern indicate further some of the sources of diverse interpretations and positions. (Editor)