The following writings by Trotsky from 1925 revolve around the relationship between socialism and scientific progress.
The path ahead is not a straight line, nor is it easy, but the comrades of the IMT are confident in our prospects for achieving socialism in our lifetime.
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.
The weekend will feature discussions on Marxist philosophy, revolutionary strategy, the Mexican Revolution, and a socialist analysis of the midterms.
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.
Alan Woods, editor of In Defense of Marxism, provides a summary of Marx’s contributions to philosophy.
“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.”