Marxist Education Events: Dialectics & Materialism

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Date
02.15.2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Author
Cailean Macaulay

Description

Thursday 15th February &15th March at 7pm

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

CLASS 1

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

READING

"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).

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