Translation of dialectical materialism in Spanish:

dialectical materialism

materialismo dialéctico, n.

Pronunciation /ˌdaɪəˈlɛktəkəl məˈtɪriəˌlɪzəm/


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    materialismo dialéctico masculine
    • Marx wants to combine the active, dialectical side of idealist thought with the materialism of Feuerbach: hence dialectical materialism as later Marxists called it (though Marx himself never used this phrase).
    • Gray describes it as a legitimate successor to that other secular utopian project, the Marxist version of dialectical materialism.
    • Historically the main spur to Marxists seeking such an alternative to the reductionist and the scientistic conception of dialectical materialism came from Max Weber.
    • Mills was a democratic populist whose vision also encouraged ‘plain Marxism,’ in which he sought to revive the humanistic values of the early Marx that preceded dialectical materialism.