Sohn-Rethel’s Necessary False Consciousness and Marxist Epistemology

In the closing chapter of Alfred Sohn-Rethel’s masterpiece, Intellectual and Manual Labor, he invokes the concept of “necessary false consciousness.” This is a type of false consciousness that is not merely faulty consciousness, rather, necessary false consciousness is a type of false consciousness that is logically correct. It is what he calls, “inherently corrigible consciousness.” … Continue reading Sohn-Rethel’s Necessary False Consciousness and Marxist Epistemology