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Historical Materialism

Historical Materialism

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HISTORICAL
MATERIALISM
A SOCIALIST ANALYSIS OF THE
MATERIALIST CONCEPTION OF HISTORY
Preface...................................................................................................................................................2
Introduction...........................................................................................................................................3
What is History?....................................................................................................................................4
The Theory of Marx...........................................................................................................................4
Some Misconceptions.......................................................................................................................5
Thinking and the formation of ideas..................................................................................................7
Why was it called the Materialist Conception.......................................................................................9
The Working Out of the Materialist Conception of History................................................................11
Economic Conditions and War............................................................................................................13
The Class Struggle..............................................................................................................................17
The Development of the State..............................................................................................................19
Dialectical Materialism.......................................................................................................................21
Dialectics means Evolution..............................................................................................................21
The mechanism of change................................................................................................................22
Confused "dialecticians".................................................................................................................22
Love and hate..................................................................................................................................23
Evolution of society........................................................................................................................24
How social evolution moves............................................................................................................24
Some Questions Considered................................................................................................................26
A few words on morality..................................................................................................................26
How Marx saw it.............................................................................................................................26
"Great Men"....................................................................................................................................26
Persistence of the communist idea...................................................................................................27
Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................27
Appendix I – Some Forerunners..........................................................................................................29
Appendix II – Extracts from Marx and Engels on the Materialist Conception of History..................32
HISTORICAL
MATERIALISM
A SOCIALIST ANALYSIS OF THE
MATERIALIST CONCEPTION OF HISTORY
Preface...................................................................................................................................................2
Introduction...........................................................................................................................................3
What is History?....................................................................................................................................4
The Theory of Marx...........................................................................................................................4
Some Misconceptions.......................................................................................................................5
Thinking and the formation of ideas..................................................................................................7
Why was it called the Materialist Conception.......................................................................................9
The Working Out of the Materialist Conception of History................................................................11
Economic Conditions and War............................................................................................................13
The Class Struggle..............................................................................................................................17
The Development of the State..............................................................................................................19
Dialectical Materialism.......................................................................................................................21
Dialectics means Evolution..............................................................................................................21
The mechanism of change................................................................................................................22
Confused "dialecticians".................................................................................................................22
Love and hate..................................................................................................................................23
Evolution of society........................................................................................................................24
How social evolution moves............................................................................................................24
Some Questions Considered................................................................................................................26
A few words on morality..................................................................................................................26
How Marx saw it.............................................................................................................................26
"Great Men"....................................................................................................................................26
Persistence of the communist idea...................................................................................................27
Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................27
Appendix I – Some Forerunners..........................................................................................................29
Appendix II – Extracts from Marx and Engels on the Materialist Conception of History..................32

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