Answers to Section 2: Materialism

Answers to Section 2: Materialism pp. 9-15  A 14 Matter, objective reality. A 15 For the idealist it is the ideas that we hold which determine the nature of the world around us while for the materialist our ideas are a reflection of a world which exists independently of whether or not we are conscious Read more about Answers to Section 2: Materialism[…]

Section 5: Dynamics of Revolution

Such is the dependence of the development of the relations of production on the development of the productive forces of society, and primarily, on the development of the instruments of production, the dependence by virtue of which the changes and development of the productive forces sooner or later lead to corresponding changes and development of Read more about Section 5: Dynamics of Revolution[…]

Section 4: The Stages of Social Development

Five main types of relations of production are known to history: primitive communal, slave, feudal, capitalist and socialist. The basis of the relations of production under the primitive communal system is that the means of production are socially owned. This in the main corresponds to the character of the productive forces of that period. Stone Read more about Section 4: The Stages of Social Development[…]

Section 3: The Material Basis of Society

It now remains to elucidate the following question: What, from the viewpoint of historical materialism, is meant by the “conditions of material life of society” which in the final analysis determine the physiognomy of society, its ideas, views, political institutions, etc.? What, after all, are these “conditions of material life of society,” what are their Read more about Section 3: The Material Basis of Society[…]