Evald Ilyenkov 1979

Leninist Dialectics and the Metaphysics of Positivism


Written: 1979;
Source: Leninist Dialectics and the Metaphysics of Positivism;
Publisher: New Park Publications, 1982;
Translated: English translation 1982 by New Park Publications;
Transcribed: Andy Blunden;
HTML Markup: Andy Blunden.


Table of Contents:

Introduction
Marxism against Machism as the Philosophy of Lifeless Reaction
The Positive Programme of Russian Positivism
Dialectics – the Logic of Revolution Philosophy and natural science
Conclusion

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“Once we accept the point of view that human knowledge develops from ignorance, we shall find millions of examples of it ... not only in the history of science and technology but in the everyday life of every one of us that illustrate the transformation of ‘things-in-themselves’ into ‘things-for-us’ ” Lenin


Glossary References:

Nature | Matter | Thing-in-Itself | Epistemology | Ontology | Logic | Appearance
Immanuel Kant | Ernst Mach | Aleksandr Bogdanov | Henri Poincare

Further reading:

The Thing-in-Itself and Dialectical Materialism, Lenin 1908
The Recent Revolution in Natural Science, and Philosophical Idealism, Lenin 1908
Anti-Dühring, Engels 1877
Dialectics of Nature, Engels 1883
The Dogmatic Dialectic & the Critical Dialectic, Sartre 1960
Preface to History & Class Consciousness, Lukacs 1967