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Historical Materialism

A System of Sociology, 1st Edition

By Nikolai Bukharin


318 pages

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First published in English in 1926, this work by Nikolai Bukharin, a highly influential Marxist and Soviet Politician who would later become one of the most famous victims of Stalin’s show trials, expands upon Karl Marx’s theory of historical materialism.

Offering a Marxist interpretation of sociology, this reissue is important not only from a sociological and economic perspective, but is also extremely valuable as a socio-historical document of contemporary thought in the Soviet Union in the years following the Bolshevik revolution.

Table of Contents

1. Cause and Purpose in the Social Sciences (Causation and Teleology) 2. Determinism and Indeterminism (Necessity and Free Will) 3. Dialectic Materialism 4. Society 5. The Equilibrium Between Society and Nature 6. The Equilibrium Between the Elements of Society 7. Disturbance and Readjustment of Social Equilibrium 8. The Classes and the Class Struggle

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General