Anyone who wishes to have a fully rounded understanding of Marxism must strive to master his dialectical materialist method.
The role of philosophy in the modern epoch must be that of facilitating the work of the socialist revolution, combating false ideas, and providing a rational explanation of the most important manifestations of our age.
In Defense of Marxism, a collection of articles and letters written by Trotsky during a factional struggle in the US SWP, is a true treasure for revolutionary socialists.
Historical materialism first saw the light of day in this work as dialectics and materialism are applied to the development of human society.
This text provides a compact overview of the development of materialism, comparing its British and French variants, and connecting this with the rise of utopian socialism.
Trotsky’s notebooks on philosophy provide a wealth of insight into dialectical materialism, positivism, Freud and psychoanalysis, and more.
We produce here three excerpts from Volume 38 of Lenin’s Collected Works, which are a brilliant summation of the essence of Hegelian dialectics.
Originally published as Herr Eugen Dühring’s Revolution in Science, Anti-Dühring is yet another of Engels’s classic defenses of the Marxist method intended to equip the working class with clear ideas.
The partial drafts and fragments that comprise Dialectics of Nature are an invaluable contribution to Marxism—and to science in general.
In this classic work, Lenin explains how Marxism represents a new, higher-level synthesis of the most profound thinking previously developed by humanity.
Written five years after Marx’s passing, this work was intended to arm the German working-class movement with the Marxist method.
Alan Woods, editor of In Defense of Marxism, provides a summary of Marx’s contributions to philosophy.