Karel Kosík's Notion of "Positivism"

In Jan Mervart, Joseph G. Feinberg & Ivan Landa (eds.), Karel Kosík's Dialectics of the Concrete. Leiden, Nizozemsko: (forthcoming)

Tomas Hribek
Czech Academy of Sciences
The most prominent Czech philosopher, Karel Kosík, makes a few hints to the Vienna Circle, Otto Neurath and "positivism" in his important book, DIALECTICS OF THE CONCRETE (1963). I mine these few remarks for a better understanding of the conflicts, as well as connections, between the social progressivism of the Vienna Circle and the later Marxist humanism.
Keywords Marxism  Positivism  Karel Kosík  Georg Lukács  Friedrich Engels  Otto Neurath
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