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Marxism - System and History
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Part of Marxism:

1. System and History

2. Dialectical Materialism

3. Historical Materialism

1. Concept and general problem, a) Marxism is the philosophical term used to describe not only Marx’s teaching but also the numerous additions, developments, revisions and immanent criticisms of that teaching. Marxism is thus a collective concept under which many individual Marxisms may be subsumed, although they differ from one another, sometimes even considerably. Thus the name Marxism-Leninism is given to the modificat…

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Werner Post, “Marxism - System and History”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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