Marx & Dialectical Materialism
"If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist." - Karl Marx
As agreed at the last meeting, it's about time to we cast some less pejorative post-cold war philosophical light on the most misunderstood of the "Young Hegelians" - Karl Marx. Discussion will center on his "revolutionary" notion of Dialectical Materialism as advanced in the Communist Manifesto and its roots in Hegel's Dialectical Idealism.
Fanatical card-carrying Party members need not attend, however, anyone knowledgeable enough to intelligently help decipher Marx's economics found in his more complex writings will be a welcome addition. And needless to say our sizable contingent of non-opiated disbelievers can relish in discussions supporting his religious quips such as: "Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand."
Let's see if we can emerge unscathed from this potentially politically charged content examining lesser known and all too prophetic musings of Marx like: "The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people."
READING LINK: http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/61/pg61.html