Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 52, 2018

Philosophy of History

Jifeng Huang
Pages 31-34

Is Man a Historical Subject?

There is the popular interpretation that the Marx’s history theory is considered man being historical subject. Man is constructed as the historical subject and the history is viewed as the identity of the subject-object since Georg Lukacs history theory in his History and Class Consciousness. This paper thinks that although man plays important role in the Marxist history theory, Marx never place man as the historical subject through the observations of the Marx’s relative Works. As matter of fact, we find that the idea of man being historical subject stays away the scientific history theory of Marx and may misunderstand the account of the Marxist history theory even leads it nowhere.