Empiriomonism: Essays in Philosophy, Books 1-3 (Historical Materialism) (Paperback)

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Empiriomonism is Alexander Bogdanov 's scientific-philosophical substantiation of Marxism. In Books One and Two, he combines Ernst Mach 's and Richard Avenarius 's neutral monist philosophy with the theory of psychophysical parallelism and systematically demonstrates that human psyches are thoroughly natural and are subject to nature 's laws. In Book Three, Bogdanov argues that empiriomonism is superior to G. V. Plekhanov 's outdated materialism and shows how the principles of empiriomonism solve the basic problem of historical materialism: how a society 's material base causally determines its ways of thinking. Bogdanov concludes that empiriomonism is of the same order as materialist systems, and, since it is the ideology of the productive forces of society, it is a Marxist philosophy.

About the Author

David G. Rowley, Ph.D (1982), University of Michigan, is Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He has published research on Alexander Bogdanov and is the translator of Volume 8 of the Bogdanov Library, The Philosophy of Living Experience (Brill, 2016).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781642593488
ISBN-10: 1642593486
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
Pages: 449
Language: English
Series: Historical Materialism