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The Contemporary Value of Engels’ Dialectics
International Journal of Systems Science and Applied Mathematics
Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020, Pages: 12-19
Received: Mar. 27, 2020; Accepted: Apr. 21, 2020; Published: May 14, 2020
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Kun Wu, School of Humanities and Social science, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China; International Center for Philosophy of Information, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
Qiong Nan, School of Humanities and Social science, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
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This year is of course the 200th anniversary of Engels’ birth (On November 28). On this special year, it is still necessary to carefully sort out the philosophical heritage left to us by this great man and draw on the ideas that can be used for reference. This paper only discusses the contemporary value of certain viewpoints and theories in Engels' Dialectics. In Engels' concept, dialectics is not only the way we perceive the world, it’s also the property of objective nature. In Engels' view, the basic viewpoint of dialectics is to regard all things as the process of eternal change and movement in the interaction of universal relations. Many of the dialectic thoughts put forward by Engels are consistent with the relevant theories of contemporary science. For example, universal differences necessarily generate universal interaction; the interaction inevitably bases on the intermediary; the overall evolution of things is characterized by the eternal cycle of evolution and degeneration which transform into each other constantly; some thoughts contain the view of holography, and so on. The re-excavation of Engels's views and theories will undoubtedly have great practical significance and value in cleaning up and correcting the separation between man and nature, society and nature caused by the prevalence of contemporary philosophy of consciousness, reducing and preventing all kinds of disastrous consequences brought by it, and further promoting the construction process of theory and practice of human ecological civilization and sustainable development strategy.
Engels, Dialectics, Interaction, Mediation, Eternal Cycle, Holography
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Kun Wu, Qiong Nan, The Contemporary Value of Engels’ Dialectics, International Journal of Systems Science and Applied Mathematics. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2020, pp. 12-19. doi: 10.11648/j.ijssam.20200502.11
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