August 18, 2018

A TEXT BOOK O F MARXIST PHILOSOPHY

Prepared by the Leningrad Institute of Philosophy under the Direction of
M. Shirokov 1941 (Download as pdf)
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Preface Introduction
What is Dialectic?Why Materialism?, Emergent Evolution
The Dialectic of Social Change
Dialectics and Metaphysics, Dialectical Materialism and Contemporary Philosophy
Philosophy and Politics, The Impossibility of Dogmatism
Does Philosophy matter ? Why not do without Philosophy ?
The Relation of Theory and Practice, Until Philosophers are Kings

SE C T I O N  I
H I ST OR I C A L

Chapter I. The Conflict between Idealism and Materialism 
IL Dialectic as a Theory of Knowledge 
III. Moments of Knowledge of Actuality go
IV. The Doctrine of Truth 

S E C T I O N I I
U N I TY A N D T H E ST R I F E O F O P P OS I TE S

Chapter I. The Law of the Unity and Conflict of Opposites 
II. The Division of Unity, the Disclosure of Essential Opposites 
III. Mutual Penetration of Opposites 
IV. Analysis of the Movement of the Con tradiction of a process from its Beginning to its End 
V. The Relativity of the Unity of Opposites and the Absoluteness of their Conflict
VI. Theory of Equilibrium 

S E C T I O N III
TH E LA W O F T H E T R A N S I T I O N OE QU A N T I T Y I N T O QUA L I T Y

Chapter I. From Naive Dialectic to the Metaphysics of Properties 
II. From the Metaphysic of Properties to the Metaphysic of Relations 
III. Quality and the Self Movement of Matter 
IV. The Relativity of Qualities -and the Universal Connection of Things
V. The Dialectic of Quality and Property 
VI. The Transition of Quantity into Quality 
VII. Contradiction and the Evolutionary Leap 
VIII. The Dialectic of the " Leap " 
IX. The Transition of Quality into Quantity 
X. The Problem of " Levelling Down " 
XL The Nodal Line of Measurements 

S E C T I O N I V
T H E N E GA T I O N O F T H E N E G A T I O N