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Marxism - Historical Materialism
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Part of Marxism:

1. System and History

2. Dialectical Materialism

3. Historical Materialism

1. Concept. While dialectical materialism deals with the ontology and epistemology of the Leninist version of Marxism, historical materialism comprises the philosophy of history and the sociology adopted in the Marxist view of the world. Since Stalin, historical materialism has often been put forward as an application of the basic principles of dialectical materialism to history and society. But in fact dialectical mat…

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Nicholas Lobkowicɀ, “Marxism - Historical Materialism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 24 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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