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The Concept of Perverted Forms of Consciousness

(Original title: K pojmu „prevrátené formy vedomia“)
Filozofia, 44 (1989), 2, 194-204.
Type of work: Papers - Theory of Social Consciousness and Ideological Processes
Publication language: Slovak

The subject of this contribution are some negative phenomena of our time, signified in many philosophical analyses by Marx’s concept ”perverted consciousness“. By comparing the meaning which was put into this term by Marx himself, with the character of contemporary phenomena and the objective social processes, the author attempts to point out that from the point of view of the substance of these processes, going on in our society these phenomenal forms or their reproduction at the level of day-to-day conscioeuness are not perverted, on the contrary they are adequate, carried by objective controversies of the contemporary social process.

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