Marx's Dialectical Materialism Analysis

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Interplay between Hegelian Dialectic and Marx’s Dialectical Materialism
G.W.F. Hegel proposed that “dialectic” concerned itself with the process which went into knowing the “whole” of anything. Hegel equated “whole” with “totality”. According to him, only the whole is true. The whole is composed of moments that are partial wholes. The relationship that existed between these partial wholes is of prime importance. The whole contains within itself all the moments that it has overcome. Basically, overcoming these partial wholes/ moments to reach the whole defines Hegel’s dialectical process.
Evolution of ideas takes place through the dialectical process. Every idea, every thesis incubates its opposite – the anti-thesis. The conflict between the
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Marx’s interpretation of history was diametrically opposed to the Hegelian philosophy. To understand Marx’s dialectical materialism, which critiques idealist philosophy of Hegel, it is crucial to consider this famous statement “life is not determined by consciousness, but consciousness by life.” It expounds that whatever we contemplate and comprehend i.e. our mental processes are influenced by real material …show more content…
Trade unions come into being. These unions expand slowly, thanks to improved means of communication. At first, the bourgeoisie locks horns with the aristocracy, later with those sections of the bourgeoisie itself whose interests have become antagonistic to the progress of industry. In such struggles, bourgeoisie seeks the assistance of the proletariat. The bourgeoisie provides the proletariat with tools of political and general education. “It furnishes the proletariat with weapons for fighting the bourgeoisie.”
Marx in his theory of revolution calls for the “ultimate revolution” which would end all revolutions and establish a new social order. But the “ultimate revolution” hasn’t been translated into reality. Proletariat is the real revolutionary class. Intricate layers of proletarian revolution unfold. Soon war breaks out into an open revolution, where the violent overthrow of the bourgeoisie lays the foundation for the sway of the proletarian. “The proletarian movement is the self-conscious, independent movement of the immense majority, in the interests of the immense

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