What Sort of Kinetic Materialism Did Marx Find in Epicurus?

Authors

  • Boris Hennig

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-072-11-2021-04_5

Keywords:

Marxist Ecology, Ecology, Marxism

Abstract

In his Theses on Feuerbach, Karl Marx suggests that the main flaw of all previous materialism has been to uncritically accept and champion a notion of matter that has its proper place in a dualistic framework, where matter is passive and the mind is active. If this is so, true materialism will conceive of matter as an active principle, and of material beings as perfectly capable of conscious sensation and agency.

Published

2021-04-01

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Section

Reviews