Historical Materialism And Hegelianism

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So, I 'm going to tell you about history. For from history, we can start to understand the reasoning for the nuances of all current life and thought. While I attended the university of Berlin, I encountered the works of a man named Hegel. Hegelian philosophy states that one should most effectively view history, and reality, dialectically. I was very intrigued by this way of interpreting history. However, I have discovered a major fault within its core. Hegel thought in idealist terms, a way of thinking that puts ideas at the forefront of historical progress. I argue for the primacy of matter over idea. To think in materialist terms instead, is to understand the world in it 's clearest capacity. While you think in idealist terms, and see “spirit” as driving history, you are indulging unnecessary mystification. That superfluous curtain is obscuring to you the truth of humanity, and our physical actions that shape the world. Hegelianism has thus far kept the movement of reality is standing on its head, we must now set it upon its feet. The view of historical materialism has been set apart from many contemporary philosophies by my use of critical method in the study of social sciences. I do not support speculative philosophy. Metaphysics are just another way to present ideology. This abstract talk has no basis in reality and, so equally, has no use in reality. I believe that we can study history and society scientifically and effectively discern tendencies of history and the
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