Dialectical materialism

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  • Dialectical Materialism

    Marx’s theory of social development is also known as ‘dialectical materialism.’ Marxian materialism implies that ideas, institutions, philosophies, religions, etc., all are determined by real material condition of life and social classes. Marxian materialism simply means that men's economic activities are fundamental and they determine the general way the character of everything else they do. Marx got the idea of ‘dialectics’ from the German philosopher Hegel. According to the dialectical principle there are some ideas called ‘Thesis’ and each idea has an opposite idea called an ‘Antithesis’. The reaction between the thesis and the antithesis results in synthesis or new ideas. In other words, the basic cause of change in all is the struggle…

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  • Marx's Dialectical Materialism Analysis

    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,…

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  • Historical Materialist Approach To Marxism

    refers to understanding reality from a materialist viewpoint. This essay serves to explain the main components of Marx’s historical dialectic materialist approach, as well as investigating the criticism associate with it and the views of other dialectical and non-dialectical approaches. Marx’s theory is largely based off of Hegel’s conception of how history develops. He stated that history occurs through dialectics- opposing forces clashing together in order to induce change. In this sense,…

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  • The Duality Of Good And Evil In Thomas Hobbes Leviathan

    In this philosophical study, an evaluation of the dualistic ideology of “good and evil” will be examined in Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan. Hobbes effectively defines the skeptical aspects of human nature, which define human beings as a innately war=like and self-interested. These facts define the role of the “passions” in human behavior, which attempt to discern between the appetites and aversions of human choice, which force them to choose between an evil or a good co-existence with their fellow…

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  • Berkley's Argument Essay

    Bertrand Russell begins The Problems with Philosophy seemingly simple, but an complicated question: “Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it?” ( Russell 236) This question is the basis of his lengthy argument stating that we, as humans, will always ask if we are perceiving the truth, and will always continue to investigate this matter. While bringing in many opinions of famous philosophers, Russell sets forth an argument made by Bishop…

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  • Aristotle's Theory Of Human Nature Essay

    are commonly strived towards. In other words, all person are essentially egotistical. Hobbes is quick to point out, however, that this egoism is neither “perverse… nor avoidable,” for it is one’s natural self (Tinder 27). This constant pursuit of power will only end when one reaches death (Tinder 27). The ontological level, which sits beneath the psychological level, refers to the “nature of being” (Tinder 28). Seeing that Hobbes belonged to the materialist school of thought, he saw the material…

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  • Naturalism In Fight Club

    By placing anything, such as materialistic tangibles, before or instead of God, one is destined to lead a life filled with sorrow. The beginning of the movie Fight Club demonstrates how the main character Jack considers his job, his money, and even his furniture to be of more importance than God. The addiction of temporary bliss renders him senseless to the meaning of life itself. The concept of creating a club to channel male aggression conflicts with the sense of emasculation society feels…

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  • Importance Of Materialism In Milkman

    From the very beginning of the novel, there is a uniform struggle amongst the characters to search for meaning in their lives. The main hindrance to their own personal discoveries is materialism. Materialism prevents the characters from flying by "weigh[ing] [them] down" the way a peacock with "all th[e] jewelry" on its tail "weighs it down" (Morrison 179). The only way for the peacock to "soar" is to relieve itself of its "jewelry" much like Milkman, Hagar, and Pilate are only able to find…

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  • What Is The Theme Of America By Tony Hoagland

    stabbed by his son while gushing out hundred dollar bills. The father exclaims “Thank god—those Ben Franklins were / Clogging up my heart” in order to communicate to his son that his greed and materialism has lead him to an unfulfilled life and if the teacher takes the same road he too will lead an unfulfilling life. This dream of his father widens our perspective as we now have insight on three different generations rather than just the teacher’s and student’s generations. Seeing that the…

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  • Emma Goldman's Interpretation Of Human Nature In Anarchism

    In Anarchism: What It Really Stands For, Emma Goldman states: “Every fool, from king to policeman, from the flatheaded parson to the visionless dabbler in science, presumes to speak authoritatively of human nature”. Thomas Hobbes and John Locke, two of the most influential modern philosophers, presumed to speak authoritatively on human nature. They presumed so much so, that each of the philosophers dedicated the bulk of a novel to discussing their interpretation of human nature. In fact,…

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