Materialism and Empirio-criticism

Materialism and Empirio-criticism


by Vladimir Lenin
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1947
Hardcover – 382 pages


In this book Lenin examines those who are hostile towards dialectical materialism: “All these people could not have been ignorant of the fact that Marx and Engels scores of times termed their philosphical views dialectic materialism. Yet all these people, who, despite the sharp divergence of their political views, are united in their hostility towards dialectical materialism, at the same time claim to be Marxist in philosophy!”

“ … the task I have set myself in these comments is to find out what was the stumbling-block to these people who under the guise of Marxism are offering something incredibly muddled, confused and reactionary.”