The critique on individualistic submectivism in Marxism and philosophy of language

Cristiane Lenz


The work of Valentin Volochínov, Marxism and Philosophy of Language (2009), is fundamental for the studies of language in what concerns to the comprehension of language under a materialistic perspective, which takes into account its material and ideological nature. It is important to understand that the author starts from the critique on different theoretical tendencies to the development of their conception of language. Thus, he refl ects on two main trends of the linguistic philosophical thought, which he designates as abstract objectivism and idealistic subjectivism. Reading the critique on these trends is fundamental to the comprehension of the development of his conception of language, in relation with ideology. We consider that, to make a deep reading, it is necessary to seek the sources on which this critique lies. Therefore, we propose the reading of a representative philosopher of idealistic subjectivism. It is Karl Vossler, in The spirit of language in civilization (1932). In this limit of space, we will stand onlyon the investigation of the work of this representative of one trend of the linguistic philosophical thought, the idealistic subjectivism, not disregarding the importance of a similar investigation into the abstract objectivism.

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