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The Outcome of Classical German Philosophy

Friedrich Engels on G. W. F. Hegel and Ludwig Feuerbach

ByThomas RigginsFriedrich Engels

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Friedrich Engels's Ludwig Feuerbach and the Outcome of Classical German Philosophy is one of the most important texts in the classical Marxist canon. Written in 1886, three years after Marx's death, Engels takes up the suggestion from the editors of Die Neue Zeit, the theoretical journal of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, to write a reply to C. N. Starcke’s recently published book on Ludwig Feuerbach. Similar to his book Anti-Dühring, the opportunity is used to flesh out, in an unprecedented manner, his and Marx's views on the influence of G. W. F. Hegel and Ludwig Feuerbach's philosophy on their development of the dialectical materialist worldview–the Marxist outlook. In the present text, Dr. Thomas Riggins provides an illuminating exegesis of this seminal work, explaining with unmatched lucidity Engels' arguments and their philosophical context. In addition to Dr. Riggins’s detailed interpretation and the original Engels text, this book also includes a collection of three other important articles from Dr. Riggins on Engels's contributions to Marxism. Published by the Midwestern Marx Publishing Press (ISBN: 979-8-218-95982-1) The publishing press of the MIDWESTERN MARX INSTITUTE FOR MARXIST THEORY AND POLITICAL ANALYSIS About the Author: Thomas Riggins is a retired philosophy teacher (NYU, The New School of Social Research, among others) who received a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center (1983). He has been active in the civil rights and peace movements since the 1960s when he was chairman of the Young People's Socialist League at Florida State University and also worked for CORE in voter registration in north Florida (Leon County). He has written for many online publications such as People's World and Political Affairs where he was an associate editor. He also served on the board of the Bertrand Russell Society and was president of the Corliss Lamont chapter in New York City of the American Humanist Association. He is the author of Reading the Classical Texts of Marxism and Eurocommunism: A Critical Reading of Santiago Carrillo and Eurocommunist Revisionism.


Publication Date
Aug 26, 2023
Social Science
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Thomas Riggins, By (author): Friedrich Engels


Interior Color
Black & White
Novella (5 x 8 in / 127 x 203 mm)

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