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Consciousness, philosophy: consciousness ist the experience of differences along with a knowledge about alternatives as opposed to purely automatic responses. See also Intentionality, Identity theory, Other minds, Self-consciousness.
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Karl Kautsky on Consciousness - Dictionary of Arguments

Brocker I 37
Consciousness/Socialism/Class Struggle/Kautsky: Lenin's fundamental argument is based on Kautsky's statement that "socialist consciousness [...] is something "brought into the class struggle of the proletariat from the outside, not something originated from it" (quoted from (1). In this context Lenin also refers with Kautsky's words to the fact that the teaching of socialism originated in the bourgeois intelligentsia - and not primordially in the proletariat - and as a result consciousness is carried into the working class by the intelligentsia. (2)

1. Lenin, W. I., »Die dringendsten Aufgaben unserer Bewegung«, in: ders., Ausgewählte Werke in sechs Bänden, Bd. 1, Berlin 1986 (a), S. 375
2. Ebenda S. 418.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Kautsky, Karl
Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018

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