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Skipping the Caudine Forks of Capitalism

1st Edition

By Zhao Jiaxiang


5 pages

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Hardback: 9780367478469
pub: 2020-03-09
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In the four volumes of The Development Trajectory of the Eastern Society and the Theories and Practices of Socialism, the author re-examines the Marx and Engel’s theory on the development trajectory of the Eastern society by organically integrating analysis of Marxist theories and historical investigation of socialist revolution and construction around the world.

This volume discusses the desire of the Russian Commune to “skip the Caudine Forks of capitalism”, which means to avoid the torments of the capitalist system, according to Marx and Engels’ theories. The author argues that it is essential to use the logic intrinsic in Marx and Engels’ own works rather than those of subsequent disciples such as Lenin as well as other leaders in the Soviet Union or within China’s contemporary socialism.

Readers who study Marxism, Marxist philosophy, philosophical history and the history of philosophy will find this volume interesting.

Table of Contents

1. The Nature and Prospect of Russian Communes 2. Comparison of the Early and the Late Marxian Thoughts 3. Difference and Consistency between Engels’ and Marx’s Thoughts 4. The Victories of the Russian October Revolution and of the Chinese Revolution Do Not Confirm the "Skipping" Theory 5. The Greatest Strength of the General Historical Philosophy Is That It Is Supra-historical 6. The Theoretical Contributions of Marx’s "Notes on Ancient Social History"

About the Author

Zhao Jiaxiang graduated from Peking University in Philosophy and then joined the faculty, serving as vice dean, professor, and director of academic committee of Department of Philosophy, as well as vice president and consultant of Chinese Historical Materialism Association. His main research interests concern Marxist Philosophy and Marxist Classic Works.

About the Series

China Perspectives

The China Perspectives series focuses on translating and publishing works by leading Chinese scholars, writing about both global topics and China-related themes. It covers Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Media and Psychology, as well as many interdisciplinary themes.

This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.


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