Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 4th Edition, Moscow, 1976, Volume 38, p. 336
Publisher: Progress Publishers
First Published: 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XII. Published according to the manuscript
Translated: Clemence Dutt
Edited: Stewart Smith
Original Transcription & Markup: K. Goins (2008)
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The note on Th. Lipps’ book “Naturwissenschaft und Weltanschauung” (T. Lipps, Natural Science and World Outlook) follows the note on Haas’ book, The Spirit of Hellenism in Modern Physics.
(Bern Library. Nat. Varia. 160)
An idealist of the Kant-Fichte persuasion, who emphasises that both phenomenology (modern—“only phenomena.” P. 40) and energetics and vitalism (ibidem) work in the spirit of idealism.
“Materiality”—“a conventional mode of expression”... (p. 35)
“Nature is a product of the mind” (37), etc.
“In short, materialism is primarily nothing but a new name for the task of natural science.” (32)