The Origins of Dialectical Materialism
Year Published: 1967
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX12505
The myth that Karl Marx formulated a fully worked-out method and philosophical system called dialectical materialism is the core claim of Marxism, but it has no basis at all in the writings of Karl Marx and but a slim basis in the writings of Frederick Engels. It is widely recognised now that Marx was not a philosopher and the term dialectical materialism was invented after his death.