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Fundamental Problems of Marxism

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An exposition of Marxism as an integral world outlook, against those who would vulgarize and/or distort it. Appendix includes "The Materialist Conception of History, " and "The Role of the Individual in History."
Paperback, 190 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by International Publishers (first published June 1962)
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Tyler
May 21, 2016 Tyler rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers of Marx or Philosophy
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In this book Georgi Plekhanov takes up three main themes: What historical materialism is, what competing theories of history say, and two specific relationships: being and thinking, and freedom and necessity. He shows how Marx's dialectical reasoning applies to them all.

The author defends the scientific basis of social research which, if done correctly, can explain man's social aims as a necessary consequence of a social process ultimately determined by economic development. Feuerbach had taken
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There is some valuable analysis, though it is very deterministic in character. Still, it is well worth reading if you are familiar with his story and want insight into the currents of Marxism within Russia.
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Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov (Russian: Георгий Валентинович Плеханов) (November 29, 1856 – May 30, 1918) was a Russian revolutionary and a Marxist theoretician. He was a founder of the Social-Democratic movement in Russia and was one of the first Russians to identify himself as "Marxist." Facing political persecution, Plekhanov emigrated to Switzerland in 1880, where he continued in his politica ...more
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