Venue: Unity Books, 72 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 7DA (2 minutes from Central Station, beside the Admiral Bar). 2nd floor, lift available
Two Marxist Discussions
The Marxist Method: Dialectics
What is 'Dialectics'?
The main principles
1. Everything is connected
2. The world is constantly in motion
3. Change is not a smooth process
4. Contradiction drives development and change
The practical importance of dialectics
"Dialectical and Historical Materialism": 'Understanding why change happens' [Communist Party Syllabus: Section Two: 'Dialectics', pages 11-17]
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER
What is 'Philosophy'?
Why does the working class need its own philosophy?
In preparing for the classes, comrades are expected to undertake the basic reading and should try, in thinking about that reading material, to focus on the above questions.
The Syllabus is readily available from the Scottish Committee (Unity Books).