The Science of Marxism

Karl Marx by Robert Diedrichs, 1970. Courtesy WikiCommons

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“We’re gonna focus on two core philosophical components of Marxism: Dialectical Materialism and Historical Materialism. We’re going to show how both of these can be used to better understand the world and change it for the good of all poor and colonized people like ourselves. And in doing so we can debunk this widespread narrative in mainstream media that Marxism is somehow an outdated dogmatic religion. We can demonstrate that Marxism is truly a science and a weapon for revolutionary change.” — Ramiro Fúnez

ANTICONQUISTA on Feb 2, 2020

Decolonizing the myth that Marxism is a utopian, unscientific and outdated belief set. We explain the science of Marxism, focusing on its philosophical roots. We go over dialectical and historical materialism, the central tenets of Marxist philosophy.

See also:

Dialectical Materialism: The Science of Marxism Explained by Ramiro Fúnez

The German Ideology by Karl Marx

Dialectics of Nature by Frederick Engels

On Contradiction by Mao Tse-tung

Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx

The History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

From the archives:

Chris Hedges and Richard Wolff: Understanding Socialism

The Proletariat In Search Of A Class by Gaither Stewart

Caleb Maupin: History and Overview of Marxism in 12 Minutes + Socialist Heroism in Our Time

Caleb Maupin: The Thing About “Cultural Marxism” + Abby Martin and Richard Wolff: Debunking Jordan Peterson’s “Cultural Marxism”

Caleb Maupin: The Actual Nature of Revolution

The Difference Between Socialism, Communism, and Marxism Explained by a Marxist

Michael Roberts: Marx’s Laws of Motion in 30 Minutes + Cliff Bowman: Marx’s Theory of Economic Crisis

Brendan M. Cooney’s Law of Value Series: Part 1: Introduction + Marx Quiz

Who Is Karl Marx, The Critic? by The Anti-Social Socialist

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

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  9. This is simple and brief introduction to dialectical and historical materialism, which will be useful for people unfamiliar with these (most Americans). However, these are complex fundamental concepts of Marxism, involving history, political economy, philosophy, and science, etc., which need a lot more study and elaboration. The following book, published by Progress Publishers in the former USSR, in-depth and thorough analysis and explication of these, as well as various other essential categories and parts of Marxist-Leninist philosophy. Essential methods of dialectics and dialectical logic were created by German philosopher, Hegel, which Marx utilized for his own materialist philosophy and political economy. Overwhelming majority of Marxists in the West, are content with bookish descriptions of dialectical and historical materialism. They fail to apply dialectics for the analyses and explanation of new problems and new reality of the current epoch, in which Marxism-Leninism and socialist revolutions have been betrayed in the giants of socialism, the former USSR and Peoples Republic of China, as well as in most other former socialist countries. They also fail to incorporate new extremely important and relevant knowledge, which has developed in some sciences, into dialectical and historical materialism, for example, in the field of epigenetics, which is being applied in many areas of non-Marxist social sciences.

    In Marxism, human conscious originated through the evolution of matter. However, as is self-evident, and also pointed out by Marxism, matter and consciousness interact dialectically, each actively influencing and developing the other.

    Malinin, V. A., N. I. Sorokoumskaya, V. N. Yermolayeva, and T. F. Latynskaya. (1974). The Fundamentals of Marxist-Leninist Philosophy. Moscow: Progress Publishers.

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