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: Materialism
The basic question of philosophy
Materialism and idealism
Idealism and the forces of reaction
Materialism and the class struggle
"Dialectical and Historical Matetialism": 'Understanding why change happens' [Communist Party Syllabus: Section 1: 'Materialism', pages 4-10]
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER
How are ideas formed?
Can you think of a situation from your own experience of work or study where a 'dialectical-materialist' outlook has been, or might prove, useful?
Why do communists stress the importance of 'theory'?
What is the relationship between 'theory' and 'practice'?
Why is it important to understand the real nature of this relationship?
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).