Dialectical and Historical Materialism

Author: Joseph Stalin

Publisher: New York, International Publishers

ISBN: 9781489520210

Category: Philosophy

Page: 52

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Dialectical materialism is the world outlook of the Marxist-Leninist party. It is called dialectical materialism because its approach to the phenomena of nature, its method of studying and apprehending them, is dialectical, while its interpretation of the phenomena of nature, its conception of these phenomena, its theory, is materialistic. Historical materialism is the extension of the principles of dialectical materialism to the study of social life, an application of the principles of dialectical materialism to the phenomena of the life of society, to the study of society and of its history.

Dialectical Materialism

Author: Henri Lefebvre

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816656185

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

View: 9608


"Originally published in French as Le materialisme dialectique."

Historical Materialism

Author: Nikolai Bukharin

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473348722

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

View: 8987


This classic volume contains Nikolai Bukharin’s 1928 treatise, “Historical Materialism”. Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin (1888–1938) was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and author. Bukharin was an important Bolshevik revolutionary, and spent six years with Lenin and Trotsky in exile. He wrote prolifically on the subject of revolutionary theory. This book will appeal to those with an interest in the Russian Revolution, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: “The Practical Importance of the Social Sciences”, “Cause and Purpose in the Social Sciences (Causation and Teleology”, “Determinism and Indeterminism (Necessity and Free Will)”, “Dialectic Materialism”, “Society”, “The Equilibrium Between Society and Nature”, “The Equilibrium Between the Elements of Society”, etc. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Dialectics of Human Nature in Marx's Philosophy

Author: M. Tabak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137043148

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

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A scholarly exploration of Marx's thought without any favorable or critical ideological agendas, this book opposes the compartmentalization of Marx's thought into various competing doctrines, such as historical materialism, dialectical materialism, and different forms of economic determinism.

Slavoj Zizek and Dialectical Materialism

Author: Agon Hamza,Frank Ruda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137538619

Category: Philosophy

Page: 197

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This book is the first volume to bring together the most prominent scholars who work on Slavoj i ek's philosophy, examining and interrogating his understanding of dialectical materialism. It deserves to be thoroughly and systematically elaborated because it attempts to propose a new foundation for dialectical materialism.

Absolute Recoil

Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism

Author: Slavoj Zizek

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781686831

Category: Philosophy

Page: 440

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Philosophical materialism in all its forms – from scientific naturalism to Deleuzian New Materialism – has failed to meet the key theoretical and political challenges of the modern world. This is the burden of philosopher Slavoj Žižek’s argument in this pathbreaking and eclectic new work. Recent history has seen developments such as quantum physics and Freudian psychoanalysis, not to speak of the failure of twentieth-century communism, shake our understanding of existence. In the process, the dominant tradition in Western philosophy lost its moorings. To bring materialism up to date, Žižek – himself a committed materialist and communist – proposes a radical revision of our intellectual heritage. He argues that dialectical materialism is the only true philosophical inheritor of what Hegel designated the “speculative” approach in thought. Absolute Recoil is a startling reformulation of the basis and possibilities of contemporary philosophy. While focusing on how to overcome the transcendental approach without regressing to naïve, pre-Kantian realism, Žižek offers a series of excursions into today’s political, artistic, and ideological landscape, from Arnold Schoenberg’s music to the films of Ernst Lubitsch.

Dialectics of the Ideal

Evald Ilyenkov and Creative Soviet Marxism

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004246924

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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In Dialectics of the Ideal: Evald Ilyenkov and Creative Soviet Marxism Levant and Oittinen provide a window into the subterranean tradition of ‘creative’ Soviet Marxism and E.V. Ilyenkov, whose ‘activity approach’ offers an anti-reductionist Marxist theory of the subject.

Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism

Author: Slavoj Žižek

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844678970

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1038

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Slavoj Žižek’s masterwork on the Hegelian legacy. For the last two centuries, Western philosophy has developed in the shadow of Hegel, whose influence each new thinker tries in vain to escape: whether in the name of the pre-rational Will, the social process of production, or the contingency of individual existence. Hegel’s absolute idealism has become the bogeyman of philosophy, obscuring the fact that he is the dominant philosopher of the epochal historical transition to modernity; a period with which our own time shares startling similarities. Today, as global capitalism comes apart at the seams, we are entering a new transition. In Less Than Nothing, the pinnacle publication of a distinguished career, Slavoj Žižek argues that it is imperative that we not simply return to Hegel but that we repeat and exceed his triumphs,overcoming his limitations by being even more Hegelian than the master himself. Such an approach not only enables Žižek to diagnose our present condition, but also to engage in a critical dialogue with the key strands of contemporary thought—Heidegger, Badiou, speculative realism, quantum physics and cognitive sciences. Modernity will begin and end with Hegel.

The Principle of Contradiction

Author: Edward Conze

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498540147

Category: Philosophy

Page: 564

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Conze’s monograph The Principle of Contradiction: On the Theory of Dialectical Materialism is his most important philosophical work and the foundation for his later publications as a Buddhist scholar and translator. The openly Marxist work was published under considerable risk to both printer and author alike in December 1932 in Hamburg, Germany. Only months later, in May 1933, almost all of the five hundred copies of the first edition were destroyed during the Nazi book burning campaign. It is only now, more than eighty years later, that Conze’s key philosophical work is made available to a broad audience in this English translation. In the work, Conze sets out to develop a detailed account of the historical and material conditions that support the emergence, production, and transmission of theoretical knowledge—as exemplified by the principle of contradiction—and, furthermore, to show that under different social and historical conditions the allegedly necessary truth and indubitable content of the principle would dissolve and be replaced by a radically different understanding of the principle of contradiction—a dialectic understanding of the principle that would compel a rejection of the Aristotelian dogma. From a Marxist perspective, the analysis and critique of the principle of contradiction is a crucial and necessary step towards a dialectical understanding of philosophical (and political) theory and practice. Conze’s monograph, which attempts to clear the ground for a deeper understanding of the very foundation of classical Marxist thought, may very well be the most comprehensive Marxist critique of the Aristotelian principle of contradiction available to this day. However, Conze’s pioneering 1932 monograph goes well beyond the constraints of an orthodox Marxist analysis. His erudite and scholarly account of the history and evolution of the principle of contradiction illuminates the thought of Aristotle, Marx, and Buddha, and provides the groundwork for a new cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach to philosophical theory and practice.

Dialectical Materialism

Author: Viktor Grigorʹevich Afanasʹev

Publisher: International Publishing Company Incorporated


Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

View: 7741


An introduction to the basic ideas of philosophy as a science, materialism, the categories and laws of motion of nature, society and human thought, dialectics, the theory of knowledge.

Karl Marx and the Intellectual Origins of Dialectical Materialism

Author: J. White

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230374212

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 2393


The book provides a genealogy of 'dialectical materialism' by tracing the development of Marxist ideas from their origins in German philosophical thought to the ideology of the social-democratic groups in Russia in the 1890s, from which Lenin and the revolutionary generation emerged. It reconstructs Marx's original conceptions and examines the modifications that were made to them by himself and by his Russian followers, which eventually gave rise to the doctrine of 'dialectical materialism', first expounded by Plekhanov.

The French Revolution and Historical Materialism

Selected Essays

Author: Henry Heller

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004345868

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

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"This text reasserts the Marxist view of the French Revolution as a bourgeois and capitalist revolution. Based mainly on articles published in the journal Historical Materialism it challenges the still dominant revisionist view of the French Revolution. It serves to restore the close tie between the history of the Old Regime and the Revolution. It demonstrates that the rise of a bourgeois capitalist class has a long history dating back to the sixteenth century. Moreover, it shows that the Revolution itself played a large role in strengthening the bourgeoisie politically and economically while bringing about the unification of financial and productive capital. Indeed, it shows that the rising of the masses during the Revolution, viewed by revisionism as economically regressive, in fact helped to bring about the consolidation of capitalism"--Publisher description.

Fundamentos Del Leninismo, Los

Author: Josef Stalin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410223968

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

View: 8610


"Los fundamentos del leninismo: el tema es vasto. Para agotarlo, haria falta un libro entero. Mas aun: haria falta toda una serie de libros. Por eso es natural que mis conferencias no puedan ser consideradas como una exposicion completa del leninismo. Seran tan solo, en el mejor de los casos, un resumen sucinto de los fundamentos del leninismo. No obstante, estimo util hacer este resumen, a fin de ofrecer algunos puntos fundamentales de partida, necesarios para estudiar con fruto el leninismo. Exponer los fundamentos del leninismo no es aun exponer los fundamentos de la concepcion del mundo de Lenin. La concepcion del mundo de Lenin y los fundamentos del leninismo no son, por su volumen, una y la misma cosa. Lenin es marxista, y la base de su concepcion del mundo es, naturalmente, el marxismo. Pero de esto no se desprende, en modo alguno, que la exposicion del leninismo deba comenzar por la de los fundamentos del marxismo. Exponer el leninismo es exponer lo que hay de peculiar y de nuevo en las obras de Lenin, lo aportado por Lenin al tesoro general del marxismo y lo que esta asociado a su nombre de modo natural. Solo en este sentido hablare en mis conferencias de los fundamentos del leninismo." --- Josef Stalin

Theories of Ideology

The Powers of Alienation and Subjection

Author: Jan Rehmann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004252312

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

View: 8869


Jan Rehmann reconstructs the different strands of ideology theories, ranging from Marx to Adorno/Horkheimer, from Gramsci to Stuart Hall, from Althusser to Foucault, from Bourdieu to W.F. Haug. He puts them into dialogue with each other and applies them to today's high-tech-capitalism.

Art and Value

Art’s Economic Exceptionalism in Classical, Neoclassical and Marxist Economics

Author: Dave Beech

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004288155

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

View: 9718


Art and Value is the first comprehensive analysis of art's economics. Key debates in classical, neoclassical and Marxist theories of art are subjected to an exacting critique. The book concludes with a new Marxist theory of art's economic exceptionalism.