Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I understand your issue, but you should have quoted the rest of my paragraph:

"many other things which do take the man in consideration as a whole being, material and spiritual, materialist but also sensible to art, but also  religious, and not just as a talking animal, with basic needs and strictly quantifiable reactions."

The point was not that marxism would not speak about emancipating humans. The point was that 1) the emancipation is at societal rather than at an individual level (and this is where marxists are at odds with libertarians, even today) and 2) that Marx chose to dismiss the spiritual side of the man and only think of it in empirical terms. Or anything in the domain of the subjective cannot be quantified, and exists beyond the scope of socialist scientifism. (and I don't even speak of the other side of the spiritual, metaphysical, paranormal, buddhism etc).

Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! (Martin Luther King)

by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot franša) on Mon Jun 8th, 2009 at 06:24:33 PM EST
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