AUC Interpretationes (Acta Universitatis Carolinae Interpretationes Studia Philosophica Europeanea) is a philosophical journal focusing on 20th-century European philosophy, particularly French and German philosophy, and phenomenology.

AUC INTERPRETATIONES, Vol 5 No 1 (2015), 95–113

Frantz Fanon lecteur de Karl Marx : Revolutionäre Praxis et sociogenèse

[Frantz Fanon, reader of Karl Marx: Revolutionäre Praxis and sociogenesis]

Lina Alvarez

published online: 06. 05. 2016


The thought of Karl Marx (1818–1883) is one of the most important influences that we may find in the work of Frantz Fanon (1925–1961). However, the Afro-caribbean psychiatrist does not merely apply the thesis of Marx in a manner that we may qualify as dogmatic. Instead, he gives them a new usage, a usage that is determined by the situation that he is trying to understand and transform, that is, the colonial societies and the processes of decolonization of the second half of the 20th Century. In this paper we will address the relationships between the eleventh these of the Theses on Feuerbach (1845) (a work that is explicitly quoted by Fanon in Peau noire, masques blancs), and the critic of human sciences elaborated by Fanon. Even if Fanonian studies have not ceased to recall the relation between these two authors, they have nonetheless not questioned the connections between the philosophy of praxis (that is a revolutionäre Praxis) of the German intellectual, and the sociogenese of Fanon. It is therefore by rendering visible this connection that this paper aims to contribute to the discussion on Fanon’s Marxism.

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