Yuan, Junya

Kosik on Dialectics

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It is widely known that Hegel formulates dialectical conceptions of the abstract and the concrete. But Marx is the first to rely on this approach to analyze the conception of capitalist commodities in Capital. Influenced by Marx, Kosik connects dialectics with social reality in proposing a theory of social epistemology, which distinguishes him from the orthodoxy Marxism as one of the most important Marxist philosophers with Lukacs. This paper focuses on the problem of dialectics in Kosik’s view, by reconstructing its framework and examining its humanist and practical approach which changes his social epistemology into a kind of social ontology.