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Engels on Will

…history proceeds in such a way that the final result always arises from conflicts between many individual wills, and every one of them is in turn made into what it is by a host of particular conditions of life. 81 more words

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Engels on the Elimination of Inequality

“The elimination of all social and political inequality” is also a very questionable phrase in place of “the abolition of all class distinctions”. Between one country and another, one province and another and even one locality and another there will always exist a  130 more words

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Engels on the Exaltation of Man

So much is certain: comparative physiology gives one a withering contempt for the idealistic exaltation of man over the other animals. At every step one is forced to recognise the most complete uniformity of structure with the rest of the mammals, and in its main features this uniformity extends to all vertebrates and even – in a less distinct way – to insects, crustaceans, tapeworms, etc. 124 more words

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My Comment on 'Nicholas of Cusa and the Instruction of Ignorance'

From ABC Radio National 12.04.14
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/encounter/nicholas-of-cusa/5341208

Your treatment of Cusanus from the perspective of bourgeois ideology – interspersed with nineteen product placements, appropriately detailed for those keen to make a purchase – was very interesting. 266 more words

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Lenin - "Matter has Disappeared": Part Two

But dialectical materialism insists on the approximate, relative character of every scientific theory of the structure of matter and its properties; it insists on the absence of absolute boundaries in nature, on the transformation of moving matter from one state into another, that from our point of view is apparently irreconcilable with it, and so forth. 640 more words

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Engels on Dialectics: In Conclusion

Our theory is a theory of evolution, not a dogma to be learnt by heart and to be repeated mechanically.

Engels to Florence Kelley-Wischnewetzky in New York; London, January 27, 1887,  7 more words

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Lenin - "Matter has Disappeared": Part One

Materialism and idealism differ in their answers to the question of the source of our knowledge and of the relation of knowledge (and of the “mental” in general) to the… 535 more words

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