Marxism and Materialism: A Study in Marxist Theory of by David-Hillel Ruben

By David-Hillel Ruben

Argument that Marx has a realist ontology and a correspondence thought of fact. His perspectives are in comparison to either Hegel's and Kant's. This interpretation departs from extra Hegelian, 'idealist' interpretations that regularly depend on false impression a number of the paintings of the early Marx. there's additionally a dialogue and partial defence of Lenin's Materialism and Empirio-Criticism.

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Marxism and Materialism: A Study in Marxist Theory of Knowledge

Argument that Marx has a realist ontology and a correspondence idea of fact. His perspectives are in comparison to either Hegel's and Kant's. This interpretation departs from extra Hegelian, 'idealist' interpretations that frequently depend on false impression a number of the paintings of the early Marx. there's additionally a dialogue and partial defence of Lenin's Materialism and Empirio-Criticism.

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10RRISON, AND Y O U N G ENGELS To the left of Cabet, concern with the “ transitional regime" problem was m o re general, and no doubt there was more talk of dicíatorship, as the solution or o n e of the s o lutions, than 1 ‘lave b een able to turn up. Théodore Dézamy­ wl1o, by the way, was read with great intel'cst by the young Marx when h e was just starting to study comn1Ullist 따erature--split with Cabct 011 political grou nds. In o n e of his pl'opaganda p성mphlets, Dézamy praised u nity, alld asked: But what is unity?

It is quoted as his uncertain. tmquistes Da εosta. ph rases which are easily traceable as . his. But this author gives 110 authorities for his q uotations, and 1 have 110t been able to tracc it in the illcomplete works of Blanqui which 1 have been able to sellrch. Neverthc­ less, there is n o reason to doubt Da εosta’s good faith, nor crtn the * For a notc on the nature of Dommanget’s tcndelltiousness, see Special Note D, Section 7‘ 2. 25 T h e original c1aim about “ the 1 860s" fades out almost as soon as stated.

42 It would be useful i1' we had similal' s urveys 01'‘ the scene by other participa nts. 2. SOcilllislIl and Dictatorship: The Begbmillg 43 But we must not give the impression that the word ‘dictatorship’ as such was linked only to Socialisms from A bove. As before, the term was versatile. I f the o ne-ma n meallillg was uppel'most, t h e consequel1ce was o f course a n a pproach t o what sounds like the modern usage, though i t was not. ßut if the ll otioll of extralegal coerciofl-which we have already Cllcoulltcred-was UPPCI"­ most, then the word could tie u p with really populal' movemcnts.

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