Historical Materialism

Author: Nikolai Bukharin

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473348722

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

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This classic volume contains Nikolai Bukharin’s 1928 treatise, “Historical Materialism”. Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin (1888–1938) was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and author. Bukharin was an important Bolshevik revolutionary, and spent six years with Lenin and Trotsky in exile. He wrote prolifically on the subject of revolutionary theory. This book will appeal to those with an interest in the Russian Revolution, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: “The Practical Importance of the Social Sciences”, “Cause and Purpose in the Social Sciences (Causation and Teleology”, “Determinism and Indeterminism (Necessity and Free Will)”, “Dialectic Materialism”, “Society”, “The Equilibrium Between Society and Nature”, “The Equilibrium Between the Elements of Society”, etc. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Dialectical Materialism

Author: Viktor Grigorʹevich Afanasʹev

Publisher: International Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

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An introduction to the basic ideas of philosophy as a science, materialism, the categories and laws of motion of nature, society and human thought, dialectics, the theory of knowledge.

Philosophical Arabesques

Author: Nicolai Bukharin

Publisher: Aakar Books

ISBN: 9788189833251

Category:

Page: 407

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Bukharin Wrote His Philosophical Arabesques In The Lubyanka Perison In Moscow, Facing Trial On Charges Of Treason And Execution After He Was Found Guilty. After The Death Of Lenin, Bukharin Co-Operated With Stalin For A Time. Once Stalin'S Supremacy Was Assured He Began Eliminating All Potential Rivals. For Bukharin, The Process Was To End With His Confession Before The Soviet Court, Facing The Threat That His Young Family Would Be Killed Along With Hm If He Did Not.

Historical Materialism and the Economics of Karl Marx

Author: Benedetto Croce

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465614389

Category:

Page: N.A

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Historical materialism is what is called a fashionable subject. The theory came into being fifty years ago, and for a time remained obscure and limited; but during the last six or seven years it has rapidly attained great fame and an extensive literature, which is daily increasing, has grown up around it. It is not my intention to write once again the account, already given many times, of the origin of this doctrine; nor to restate and criticise the now well-known passages in which Marx and Engels asserted the theory, nor the different views of its opponents, its supporters, its exponents, and its correctors and corruptors. My object is merely to submit to my colleagues some few remarks concerning the doctrine, taking it in the form in which it appears in a recent book by Professor Antonio Labriola, of the University of Rome. For many reasons, it does not come within my province to praise Labriola's book. But I cannot help saying as a needful explanation, that it appears to me to be the fullest and most adequate treatment of the question. The book is free from pedantry and learned tattle, whilst it shows in every line signs of the author's complete knowledge of all that has been written on the subject: a book, in short, which saves the annoyance of controversy with erroneous and exaggerated opinions, which in it appear as superseded. It has a grand opportunity in Italy, where the materialistic theory of history is known almost solely in the spurious form bestowed on it by an ingenious professor of economics, who even pretends to be its inventor.

Sociology and the New Materialism

Theory, Research, Action

Author: Nick J. Fox,Pam Alldred

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473987385

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The first book of its kind, Sociology and the New Materialism explores the many and varied applications of “new materialism,” a key emerging trend in 21st century thought, to the practice of doing sociology. Offering a clear exposition of new materialist theory and using sociological examples throughout to enable the reader to develop a materialist sociological understanding, the book: Outlines the fundamental precepts of new materialism Explores how materialism provides new perspectives on the range of sociological topic areas Explains how materialist approaches can be used to research sociological issues and also to engage with social issues. Sociology and the New Materialism is a clear and authoritative one-stop guide for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in sociology, cultural studies, social policy and related disciplines.

Gramsci and the History of Dialectical Thought

Author: Maurice A. Finocchiaro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521892698

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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A critical reappraisal of Gramsci as a thinker and of the dialectical approach as a mode of inquiry.

Onward English: 2-Teacher Cassette (Two)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125006978

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Audiocassettes Which Are Linked To The Readers, Present Voice And Sound Recordings Of The Texts, And Exercises In Pronunciation, Stress, Intonation And Guided Dialogue.

Marxism and Realism

A Materialistic Application of Realism in the Social Sciences

Author: Sean Creaven

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134562209

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This book rethinks Marx's sociology as a form of realist social theory, extending Roy Bhaskar's philosophical realism into the social sciences. By constructing historical materialism as realist social theory, it becomes possible to resolve many long standing dilemmas in Marxist discourse, such as voluntarism versus determinism and humanism versus economism.

Theory and History

Essays on Modes of Production and Exploitation

Author: Jairus Banaji

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900418368X

Category: Political Science

Page: 406

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The twelve essays in this book demonstrate the importance of bringing history back into historical materialism. They combine the discussion of Marx's categories with historical work on a wide range of themes and periods (the early middle ages, 'Asiatic' regimes, agrarian capitalism, etc.).

Red Kant: Aesthetics, Marxism and the Third Critique

Author: Michael Wayne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472508688

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Is Kant really the 'bourgeois' philosopher that his advocates and opponents take him to be? In this bold and original re-thinking of Kant, Michael Wayne argues that with his aesthetic turn in the Third Critique, Kant broke significantly from the problematic philosophical structure of the Critique of Pure Reason. Through his philosophy of the aesthetic Kant begins to circumnavigate the dualities in his thought. In so doing he shows us today how the aesthetic is a powerful means for imagining our way past the apparent universality of contemporary capitalism. Here is an unfamiliar Kant: his concepts of beauty and the sublime are reinterpreted as attempts to socialise the aesthetic while Wayne reconstructs the usually hidden genealogy between Kant and important Marxist concepts such as totality, dialectics, mediation and even production. In materialising Kant's philosophy, this book simultaneously offers a Marxist defence of creativity and imagination grounded in our power to think metaphorically and in Kant's concept of reflective judgment. Wayne also critiques aspects of Marxist cultural theory that have not accorded the aesthetic the relative autonomy and specificity which it is due. Discussing such thinkers as Adorno, Bourdieu, Colletti, Eagleton, Lukács, Ranciére and others, Red Kant: Aesthetics, Marxism and the Third Critique presents a new reading of Kant's Third Critique that challenges Marxist and mainstream assessments of Kant alike.

Soviet State and Society Between Revolutions, 1918-1929

Author: Lewis H. Siegelbaum

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521369879

Category: History

Page: 284

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This is the first book to analyze the relationship between the Soviet state and society from the October Revolution of 1917 to the revolution under Stalin of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Professor Lewis Siegelbaum explores the evolution of the ruling Communist Party and its New Economic Policy and the changing fortunes of industrial workers, peasants, and the scientific and cultural intelligentsia. He demonstrates how these different actors sought to appropriate the promise of the 1917 Revolution for their own purposes, highlights the compromises they made, and explains why in the late 1920s these compromises started to break down.

Absolute Recoil

Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism

Author: Slavoj Zizek

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781686831

Category: Philosophy

Page: 440

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Philosophical materialism in all its forms – from scientific naturalism to Deleuzian New Materialism – has failed to meet the key theoretical and political challenges of the modern world. This is the burden of philosopher Slavoj Žižek’s argument in this pathbreaking and eclectic new work. Recent history has seen developments such as quantum physics and Freudian psychoanalysis, not to speak of the failure of twentieth-century communism, shake our understanding of existence. In the process, the dominant tradition in Western philosophy lost its moorings. To bring materialism up to date, Žižek – himself a committed materialist and communist – proposes a radical revision of our intellectual heritage. He argues that dialectical materialism is the only true philosophical inheritor of what Hegel designated the “speculative” approach in thought. Absolute Recoil is a startling reformulation of the basis and possibilities of contemporary philosophy. While focusing on how to overcome the transcendental approach without regressing to naïve, pre-Kantian realism, Žižek offers a series of excursions into today’s political, artistic, and ideological landscape, from Arnold Schoenberg’s music to the films of Ernst Lubitsch.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies

Author: Michael Freeden,Lyman Tower Sargent,Marc Stears

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191663719

Category: Political Science

Page: 752

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This is the first comprehensive volume to offer a state of the art investigation both of the nature of political ideologies and of their main manifestations. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones. Ideologies, however, are always with us. The Handbook is divided into three sections: The first is divided into three sections: The first reflects some of the latest thinking about the development of ideology on an historical dimension, from the standpoints of conceptual history, Marx studies, social science theory and history, and leading schools of continental philosophy. The second includes some of the most recent interpretations and theories of ideology, all of which are sympathetic in their own ways to its exploration and close investigation, even when judiciously critical of its social impact. This section contains many of the more salient contemporary accounts of ideology. The third focuses on the leading ideological families and traditions, as well as on some of their cultural and geographical manifestations, incorporating both historical and contemporary perspectives. Each chapter is written by an expert in their field, bringing the latest approaches and understandings to their task. The Handbook will position the study of ideologies in the mainstream of political theory and political analysis and will attest to its indispensability both to courses on political theory and to scholars who wish to take their understanding of ideologies in new directions.