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Hint Consider Henri Lefebvre, Dialectical Materialism (5th ed.1961, English transl. Minnesota UP, 1968) for an introduction to the "main characters" : Hegelian dialectic (aka: Hegel's Dialectical method); Marx and Engels' critique of it, that generated Historical materialism, a "new materialist method [in contrast] with the idealism that had ...


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Welcome, Richard Falvey. The opening comment that dialectical materialism ('DM') is all three is plainly correct though whether its author would accept the grounds of my agreement I naturally have no idea. I don't see how we can have an epistemology without an ontology. What do we think we know or can know if we don't make some assumptions about the nature ...


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1817 lectures PhilPapers translates the title as Lectures on Logic and Metaphysics (from Wyss's announcement of the find in Hegel-Studien). Here is the German edition Vorlesungen über Logik und Metaphysik, Heidelberg 1817, Hamburg: Meiner (1992). The publisher's description explains (my translation): "It was not until 1984 that the postscript of a ...


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Kant's entire theory revolves around solving the problem of "transcendental illusion." Hallucinations he says are differentiable from real perceptions via application of the principles of the understanding. Note that Kant does not think "the moon isn't there when no one is looking," as he directly expresses in the section of the first Critique on community ...


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The key to this lies in the first line: "Man is a Spirit but what is Spirit?" He goes on to say that spirit is a tension. Contemporary science claims that humans are no different than any other animals. This is the empiricist/behaviorist fallacy which still haunts us today. This Kierkegaardian 'tension' pushes and pulls at us attempting to tear apart our ...


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