Critical pedagogy as Humanistic Marxist praxis: perspectives on solidarity, oppression, and revolution

Sabrina Fernandes About the author


This article aims to explore the theoretical and philosophical basis of critical pedagogy in Marxist Humanism by analyzing the concept of (revolutionary) praxis and investigating the role of solidarity in overcoming oppression. More to the point, it attempts to examine the extensive theoretical work on Marxist Humanism and to find out how the visions about oppression, alienation, liberation and revolution are essentially linked to the concept of praxis, which is central to the critical pedagogy of Paulo Freire. Solidarity, which is usually presented tangentially to the discussion, becomes one of the key points of the argument, emphasizing totality and community when referring to liberation aimed to abolition and overcoming (aufheben ).

Marxist Humanism; Critical pedagogy; Praxis; Solidarity; Liberation

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