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The aspiring online encyclopaedia dedicated to providing a coherent platform about Marx.

Marxistpedia is a wiki project established in 2017 with the goal of providing information about social phenomena from a social-scientific perspective. We seek to provide information about Marxism and social phenomena from the point of view of Marxism, to inform and educate aspiring Marxists and those interested in the tradition. We document views and debates within Marxism.

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Historical materialism is a concept within Marxist theory. The principle behind materialism is that the material conditions result in the creation of ideas, in opposition to idealism, which states that ideas create reality. Historical materialism is materialism as applied to history. Before the advent of historical materialism, historians considered historical events to be the result of a battle of ideas, and took for granted what each epoch said about itself. However, Marx and Engels elaborated the theory that historical events are in fact nothing but the result of material conditions, and that ideas dictate only the specific form. (more...)

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