Psychology of the private individual - Marxist Group

Psychology of the Private Individual Critique of Bourgeois Consciousness

A critique of bourgeois consciousness.

The table of contents, with all sub-titles:

It can be read there, though each chapter (12 in total, divided over three parts) is on a separate page. The pdf-file is 56 pages. (The ePub file is not perfect; I simply put the pdf-file in a conversion site).

It appeared originally in 1981 by the Marxistische Gruppe (predecessor of Gegenstandpunkt) as Die Psychologie des bürgerlichen Individuums. Vom Fehler der bürgerlichen und vom Gegenstand einer materialistichen Psychologie. Here is an audio recording of a lecture from that time (in German) by its author Karl Held:

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Noa Rodman
Oct 2 2017 19:33


  • These are people who enjoy their arbitrariness in thousands of idiotic calculations of advantage and disadvantage and find nothing more reasonable than the necessity of rule.

    Karl Held


Noa Rodman
Oct 2 2017 13:32

working link:

Would be nice to see some discussion of this. Perhaps an idea for anyone on a podcast-series – one episode for each of the 12 chapters?