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Dialectical Materialism
Dialectical Materialism is a way of understanding reality; whether thoughts, emotions, or the material world. Simply stated, this methodology is the combination of Dialectics and Materialism. The materialist dialectic is the theoretical foundation of Marxism.  We provide various educational readings on dialectical materialism and its relation to natural science.

Level 1: Orientation to Elementary Terms and Concepts

Dialectical Materialism – John Pickard

An Introduction to Dialectical Materialism – Alan Woods and Rob Sewell

Introduction to “ABC of Materialist Dialectics” – Rob Sewell

What is Dialectical Materialism? A Study Guide by Rob Sewell

ABC of Materialist Dialectics – Leon Trotsky (included within previous entry, listed seperately for convenience)

 

Level 2: Reason in Revolt: Marxism and Modern Science

Introduction to the German Edition of “Reason in Revolt” – Alan Woods

Preface to the First Volume of the US Edition of “Reason in Revolt” – Alan Woods

Preface to the Second Volume of the US Edition of “Reason in Revolt” – Alan Woods

Reason in Revolt – Ted Grant and Alan Woods

 

Level 3: Engels’ Applications of Dialectical Materialism to the Question of Evolution

The Origins of Our Species – Rob Sewell

Engels and Human Development – John Pickard

The Part Played by Labor in the Transition From Ape to Man – Frederick Engels

 

Level 4: Recent Developments in the Sciences

A Tribute to a Great Scientist: Stephen J. Gould – Fred Weston

What the Human Genome Means for Socialists – Alan Woods

An Alternative to the “Big Bang” – Alan Woods

“The Demonic Ape”: A Critique – Alan Woods

 

Level 5: Marxists on Science

Radio, Science, Technique, and Society – Leon Trotsky

 

Level 6: The History of Philosophy

History of Philosophy – Alan Woods

 

Level 7: Principles and Methods of Dialectical Materialism

Theses on Feuerbach – Karl Marx

Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy – Frederick Engels

Marx’s and Engels’ Letters on Dialectics (different letters vary greatly in relevance)

 

Level 8: Engels’ Application of Dialectical Materialism to General Science

The Dialectics of Nature – Frederick Engels

 

Level 9: Moderately Advanced Works of Dialectical Materialism

The German Ideology – Karl Marx

Anti-Dühring, Part One: Philosophy – Frederick Engels

Notes on Paulsen’s “Introduction to Philosophy” – Lenin

 

Level 10: Highly Advanced Works of Dialectical Materialism

Conspectus of Hegel’s “The Science of Logic” – Lenin

Materialism and Empirio-Criticism – Lenin

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