Marx’s theory of revolutionary subjectivity suggests that in order for a radical social change to occur, this will depend on three conditions (Harrison 2014 p. 21).
The first condition regards the productive powers of labour. This looks into the features of labour with conscious life activity, whereby this distinguishes us humans from the rest of nature. This is because animal labour is basic to our instincts and is arguably difficult to fail. In constrast, human labour concerns a conscious intentionality whereby man must make choices which can have potential of failure. This …show more content…
This is arguably by a process of re-appropriating the means of production and form a new society attached with a consciousness of control of its own destiny. In Marx’s beliefs, due to the proletariat making up most of the working population, a revolution would mean an emancipation of the many oppressed. Therefore, revolutionary subjectivity would in turn, have a meaning for the proletariat to become a class for itself (Harrison 2014 p. 30). Thus, a notion of a proletariat dictatorship will allow a transition from a capitalist society to communism (Harrison 2014 p. 31).
To overcome the bourgeoisie particularism, there is a need to end political power (Harrison 2014 p. 30). With such continuous possession of the state power by the bourgeoisie, this proposes the object of revolutionary subjectivity (Harrison 2014 p. 31). According to Marx and Engels, they believed the way to maintain the shared views of the proletariats’ struggle would be to win the battle of democracy and shifting the position of the proletariat to a position of the ruling class (Harrison 2014 p.