By Terrell Carver
It really is on no account absurd to claim that Engels invented Marxism. His paintings did greater than Marx's to draw and make converts to the main influential political flow of recent occasions. He used to be not just the daddy of dialectical and ancient materialism--the professional philosophies of historical past and technology in lots of communist countries--but was once additionally the 1st Marxist historian, anthropologist, thinker, and commentator on early Marx.
In his later years Engels built his materialist interpretation of historical past, his leader highbrow legacy, which has had progressive results at the arts and social sciences. Terrell Carver lines its resource and its influence at the improvement of Marxist conception and perform, assesses its software, and discusses the problems which Marxists have encountered in protecting it.
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