Principio protestante e situazione proletaria

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Protestant principle and proletarian situation

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[Autom. eng. transl.] "Protestantisches Prinzip und proletarische Situation" is a clear example of militant thinking, or rather of a theoretical proposal committed to defending a social option intolerant to injustice. Here the "principle" is paramount over "implementation". In the practical form of this judgment the cultural instruments and the intellectual sensitivities of historical effectiveness are included. Therefore the "principle" does not remain supernaturalistically external to the drama of responsibility, called to juggle between cynical realism and utopian hope. Tillich makes a philosophical-moral critique that accepts the risk and ambiguity of political action. The test of this exercise is the analysis of the proletarian situation, which starts from the humanistic option, from a doctrine of man that recognizes the interweaving of self-awareness of one's own singularity and the essential social and political condition of 'existence. In this framework, the proletariat, as an ideal type of the oppressed mass, expresses the peculiar dimension of the living person: waiting.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Protestant principle and proletarian situation
Original languageItalian
Number of pages75
ISBN (Print)978-88-7105-450-6
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Filosofia teoretica
  • Storia della filosofia


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