MIA: Subjects: Dialectics

Dialectical Philosophy

General Overview

Theses on Feurbach. In this essential work, Marx and Engels lay the foundations for a philosophy of materialism that is practical. Practical materialism is the chief difference between Marxist and Hegelian dialectics.
Afterward to the Second German Edition. A short and simplified explaination of how Marxist and Hegelian dialectics differ, generally, in the difference of being materialist as opposed to idealist.

Dialectics Basics

Anti-Duhring. This long series of abstracts covers the following topics: (1) Marx & Engels task to relate dialectics to nature; (2) Historical overview and basic concepts; (3) Critique of Idealism; (4) Motion is the mode of existence of matter; (5) Eternal Truth; (6) Freedom is the insight into necessity; (7) Mathematics & Chemistry (example of quantity to quality); and (8) The historical process of negation.

Dialectics as a philosophical premise

Preface of A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy. An outline of the materialist conception of history, which is a result of their philosophy of dialectics.
Engel's Review of A Contribution to the Critique of Political economy. Engels provides a brief history, and then an overview of political economy.
The Method of Political Economy. Marx describes his philosophy of political economy.

Academic Resources

The Holy Family. In this abstract, Marx first critiques speculative philosophy using his dialetical method. In the second portion, he provides a short history of French Materialism.

Further Resources

Definitions and Examples of Dialectics
Various critiques of Hegel, including critiques of Hegelian dialectics
Historical Materialism