Some Notes to the Problems of Marxist Analysis of Structuralism
(Original title: Několik poznámek k problematice marxistické analýzy strukturalizmu)Filozofia
, 32 (1977)
Type of work: Papers - Marxism and Structuralism
Publication language: Czech
The author emphasizes in his contribution the relevance of the problems of structuralism in the contemporary bourgeois philosophy, namely the French one. He indicates the connection and continuity of some theses of structuralism (especially Lévi-Strauss’s and Foucault’s) with the streams of the so-called cultural criticism, with the ahistoric critique of the universalistically conceived rationality, he mentions the relation of the contemporary French structuralism to Durkheim’s sociology, to Mauss’ cultural anthropology and to Bachelard’s epistemology. The author points out the need of a well-founded interdisciplinary Marxist criticism of structuralism.