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[Xmca-l] Re: vygotsky's theory and symbolic interactionism

Wikipedia attributes the phase to Engels.


On Apr 1, 2014, at 8:13 PM, Douglas Williams <djwdoc@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi--
> The term false consciousness is from Walter Benjamin in a 1930 review of Siegfried Kracauer's Die Angestellten, drawing from Marx. The idea in Marx is described in terms of alienation and estrangement from real objects and activity.
> https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1844/manuscripts/labour.htm
> ________________________________
> From: Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net>
> To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu> 
> Sent: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:14 PM
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: vygotsky's theory and symbolic interactionism
> Tom, so far as I know, the term "false consciousness" was invented by 
> feminists in the 1970s and was never used by Marx, and I don't think the 
> concept is consistent with his ideas, as expressed in the Theses on 
> Feuerbach which you quoted, for example.
> Andy
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> *Andy Blunden*
> http://home.mira.net/~andy/
> Tom Richardson wrote:
>> ... In the first place, it should be noted that Marx, like Spinoza and later
>> Freud, believed that most of what men consciously think is "false"
>> consciousness, is ideology and rationalization; that the true mainsprings
>> of man's actions are unconscious to him.