Karl Marx and the Intellectual Origins of Dialectical Materialism

  • James D. White

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


The book provides a genealogy of 'dialectical materialism' by tracing the development of Marxist ideas from their origins in German philosophical thought to the ideology of the social-democratic groups in Russia in the 1890s, from which Lenin and the revolutionary generation emerged. It reconstructs Marx's original conceptions and examines the modifications that were made to them by himself and by his Russian followers, which eventually gave rise to the doctrine of 'dialectical materialism', first expounded by Plekhanov.


Friedrich Engels Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Hegel Karl Marx Lenin Marx philosophy revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • James D. White
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  1. 1.Institute of Russian and East European StudiesUniversity of GlasgowUK

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