André Gorz

Philosopher, Deceased Person

1923 – 2007

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Who was André Gorz?

André Gorz, pen name of Gérard Horst, born Gerhart Hirsch, also known by his pen name Michel Bosquet, was a social philosopher. Also a journalist, he co-founded Le Nouvel Observateur weekly in 1964. A supporter of Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialist version of Marxism after World War Two, in the aftermath of the May '68 student riots, he became more concerned with political ecology.

In the 1960s and 1970s, he was a main theorist in the New Left movement. His central theme was wage labour issues such as liberation from work, the just distribution of work, social alienation, and a guaranteed basic income.

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Born
Feb 9, 1923
Vienna
Also known as
  • Andre Gorz
Nationality
  • France
  • Austria
Profession
Died
Sep 22, 2007
Vosnon

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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