Collected Works, Volume 25: Engels by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

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Volume 25 comprises of Engels' most crucial works, Anti-Dühring and Dialectics of Nature. In Anti-Dühring Engels set forth the fundamentals of Marxism and summed up the recent tendencies in social improvement and the newest findings of average technological know-how. within the Dialectics of Nature he gave the 1st ever accomplished Marxist research of the relation among philosophy and common science.

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Marx/Engels amassed Works (MECW) is the biggest choice of translations into English of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It comprises all works released via Marx and Engels of their lifetimes and various unpublished manuscripts and letters. The amassed Works, which was once translated via Richard Dixon and others, involves 50 volumes. It was once compiled and published among 1975 and 2005 via development Publishers (Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (London) and overseas Publishers (New York).

The amassed Works comprises fabric written via Marx among 1835 and his demise in 1883, and via Engels among 1838 and his loss of life in 1895. The early volumes comprise juvenilia, together with correspondence among Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. numerous volumes gather the pair's articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung.

Other volumes within the amassed Works comprise recognized works of Marx and Engels, together with The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, lesser-known works, and formerly unpublished or untranslated manuscripts. The gathered Works comprises thirteen volumes of correspondence by means of the mature Marx and Engels, protecting the interval from 1844 via 1895.
Although the accumulated Works is the main whole number of the paintings by means of Marx and Engels released to this point in English, it's not their entire works. A venture to post the pair's entire works in German is predicted to require greater than a hundred and twenty volumes.

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6 Even German socialism has lately, particularly since Herr Dühring's good example, gone in for a considerable amount of sublime nonsense, producing various persons who give themselves airs about "science", of which they "really never learnt a word". 7 This is an infantile disease which marks, and is inseparable from, the incipient conversion of the German student to Social Democracy, but which our workers with their remarkably healthy nature will undoubtedly overcome. It was not my fault that I had to follow Herr Dühring into realms where at best I can only claim to be a dilettante.

Rampant scholasticism ... a monstrous hash of general theories and paltry trash [509] ... Hegel-superstition, senseless and formless ... a horrifying example [511] ... peculiarly limited [513] ... pompous display of the most paltry trifles [514] ... our Jewish hero [515] ... pamphleteer [519] ... common [520]... inherent instability in his view of life and of the world" [529]. Marx: "Narrowness of conception ... his works and achievements in and by themselves, that is, regarded from a purely theoretical standpoint, are without any permanent significance in our domain" (the critical history of socialism), "and in 32 Anti-Dühring.

But the socialists come off worst of all. With the exception at any rate of Louis Blanc—the most insignificant of them all—they are all and sundry sinners and fall short of the reputation which they should have before (or behind) Herr Dühring. And not only in regard to truth and scientific method—no, also in regard to Ch. II: What Herr Dühring Promises 31 their character. Except for Babeuf and a few Communards of 1871 none of them are "men" [D. K. G. 239]. T h e three Utopians are called "social alchemists" [237].

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