The Origins of Dialectical Materialism

Jordan, Z.A.

Year Published:  1967  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12505

The myth that Karl Marx formulated a fully worked-out method and philosophical system called “dialectical materialism” is the core claim of Marxism, but it has no basis at all in the writings of Karl Marx and but a slim basis in the writings of Frederick Engels. It is widely recognised now that Marx was not a philosopher and the term “dialectical materialism” was invented after his death.

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