By Joseph Dietzgen
This primer on dialectical materialism is the 1st and best-known paintings of a pioneer of socialist philosophy. Joseph Dietzgen, a tanner by means of exchange, was once self-taught and built his thought of dialectical materialism independently of Karl Marx. during this booklet he argues that pondering is a method related to opposing aspects—generalization and specialization—and all idea is for this reason a dialectical technique. wisdom is restricted, fact is relative, and the single absolute is life itself. This cornerstone of socialist philosophy lays the root for a nondogmatic, versatile, nonsectarian but principled socialist politics.
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