Conception of the philosophical anthropology in the 20th century: from Sartre and Gramsci to Abbagnano

Mediações: Revista de Ciências Sociais. 2010;15(2):324-340 DOI 10.5433/2176-6665.2010v15n2p324


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Journal Title: Mediações: Revista de Ciências Sociais

ISSN: 2176-6665 (Online)

Publisher: Universidade Estadual de Londrina

Society/Institution: Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Departamento de Ciências Sociais

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Social sciences (General)

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: English, Portuguese

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Tibor Szabo (Universidade de Szeged, Hungria)


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Abstract | Full Text

In this article we examine the role of man as a historical subject in society’s transformation giving emphasis to the similarities and differences between the conceptions of historical subject in Sartre, Gramsci and Abbagnano. The reference to Lukcás is used to criticize the cruel inhumanity from the totalitarian regimes, present in the heidggerian reading of humanistic character. We support the necessity of resuming Lukcás’s conception of man as a historical subject in society and we conclude questioning whether, in the globalized world, the NGOs would be the ones to take over the role the historical subjects once had.