Karl Korsch

Karl Korsch (German: [kɔɐ̯ʃ]; August 15, 1886 – October 21, 1961) was a German Marxist theoretician and political philosopher.[1] Along with György Lukács, Korsch is considered to be one of the major figures responsible for laying the groundwork for Western Marxism in the 1920s.[2]

Karl Korsch
Karl Korsch
Born15 August 1886
Died21 October 1961(1961-10-21) (aged 75)
Alma materUniversity of Jena (Dr.jur., 1910)
Era20th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolWestern Marxism
Main interests
Politics, economics, law
Notable ideas
The principle of historical specification (comprehending all things social in terms of a definite historical epoch)