Praxis School

The practice group was a group of Yugoslav philosophers and social scientists, representing a humanist, non-dogmatic Marxism. They were organizers of the annual " summer school " on the island of Korcula and editor of the journal practice.

Basic consensus

The members of the practice group expressed different positions and dealt with different topics. Together they represented a " humanist Marxism ," the sharply rejects Stalinism as the ideas of Karl Marx contradictory teachings, and instead, primarily through the study of the early works of Marx, to reconstruct an authentic Marxism and " creative Marxism " develop attempted.

Members of the practice group

Members of the team and the editorial board of the journal practice as well as members of the organizing committee of the Summer School included:

  • Professors from the University of Zagreb: the philosophers Gajo Petrović (1927-1993), Milan Kangrga (1923-2008), Predrag Vranicki (1922-2002), Branko Bošnjak (1923-1996) and the sociologist Rudi Supek (1913-1993), Veljko Cvjetičanin (1927-2001) and Ivan Kuvačić (* 1923);
  • Professors from the University of Belgrade: the philosophers Mihailo Marković (1923-2010), Miladin Zivotic (1930-1997), Dragoljub Mićunović (* 1930), Svetozar Stojanović ( 1931-2010 ), Veljko Korać ( 1914-1991 ), the sociologist Mihailo Djuric (1925-2011) and Zagorka Pešić - Golubovic (* 1930 ) and Ljubomir Tadić ( 1925-2013 ) and Vojin Milic ( 1922-1996 ), professor of Political Philosophy and Sociology;
  • Professors from the University of Sarajevo: the philosopher Ivan Focht (1927-1992) and Abdulah Šarčević (* 1929);
  • Also: Veljko Rus ( born 1929 ), Professor of Sociology in Ljubljana, Danko Grlić ( 1923-1984 ), editor of Philosophy and Sociology at the Yugoslav Lexikograhischen Institute, Andrija Krešić ( b. 1921 ), philosopher at the Institute for the Study of the labor movement in Belgrade the political scientist Zarko Puhovski (* 1946), then an assistant at the University of Zagreb, and Nebojša Popov ( born 1939 ), sociologist, and Trivo Inđić ( b. 1938 ), political scientists, both were assistants at the University of Belgrade at that time;
  • Danilo Pejović (1928-2007), Professor of Philosophy in Zagreb, who had initially also part of the practice squad, they left in 1966.

The Summer School on Korčula

The summer school was an open meeting, held on the presentations and discussions on the topics with which the members of the practice group employed. It took place in Dubrovnik in 1963 and then became an annual event on Korčula. In addition to the members of the practice group, both Marxist and non- Marxist scholars from abroad took part; but the summer school was also open to interested laymen.

Themes of the summer schools were:

In 1966, the summer school was canceled under pressure from the League of Communists of Croatia.

The journal practice

The journal practice was founded in 1964 and banned in 1975. The editorial team consisted of members of the Zagreb practice group in a larger body, the " Editorial Board " were scientists from all over Yugoslavia and from abroad ( among other things, Norman Birnbaum, Ernst Bloch, Erich Fromm, Jürgen Habermas, Leszek Kolakowski, Henri Lefebvre Georg Lukács and Herbert Marcuse ) represented.

In addition to the Yugoslav edition was published from 1965 to 1973 an international edition of the practice, which was continued from 1981 to 1994 ( ISSN 0260-8448 ). As the successor publication since the journal Constellations ( ISSN 1351-0487 ) is displayed.

Ban on the practice squad

On January 28, 1975 eight members of the practice group ( Trivo Inđić, Mihailo Marković, Dragoljub Mićunović, Zagorka Golubovic, Nebojša Popov, Svetozar Stojanović, Ljubomir Tadić, Miladin Zivotic ) were excluded from the University of Belgrade. Shortly after, the publication of the magazine " practice " and the orientation of the summer school were banned.