Intelligent Materialism

Intelligent Materialism Essays on Hegel and Dialectics - Historical Materialism

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Synopsis

CBSD Description:Evald Ilyenkov is a unique figure among the many Soviet thinkers that have recently been introduced to English-speaking readers. Although a thoroughly academic philosopher (both in the choice of his subject matter and in his institutional locations), Ilyenkov's ideas are communicated in a manner not often found in academic discourse. The texts presented here are not exhaustive of Ilyenkov's extensive engagement with Hegel and dialectics, but they are representative of the main themes and interests which pervade his writing on that subject. It is hoped that this collection will continue to draw interest to the Soviet engagement with Hegel and dialectics.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781642590609
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Imprint: Haymarket Books
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Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 400g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 17mm