Castoriadis examines the interrelation between religious, Hegelian and Marxist philosophies of history, arguing that a true appreciation of human agency and historical empowerment is in fact incompatible with such theories.
This is the English language translation of 'Marxisme et Theorie Revolutionnaire' written by Cornelius Castoriadis (Paul Cardan). The original French text appeared between 1961 and 1964 in issues 36-40 of the now defunct journal Socialisme ou Barbarie. It was first published in 'Solidarity for Workers' Power' in 1966 (vol. IV, no.3) under the title ‘The fate of Marxism’, and later as Solidarity pamphlet 54 'History as Creation'. The latter edition is included below in its full form, including the introduction written by the London section of Solidarity, pictures depicting religious millenarianism, and full footnotes. It has been digitised so that the text is searchable.