Mao Zedong on Dialectical Materialism: Writings on Philosophy, 1937

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Notes
1.
Official text reads: "the identity and struggle of the aspects of a contradiction". Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung ( Peking: FLP, 1967), Vol. 1, p. 311 (hereafter SW); Mao Zedong xuaji [Selected Works of Mao Zedong] ( Beijing: Renmin chubanshe, 1968), Vol. I, p. 274 (hereafter XJ).
2.
Addition in official text: "The criticism to which the idealism of the Deborin school has been subjected in Soviet philosophical circles in recent years has aroused great interest among us. Deborin's idealism has exerted a very bad influence in the Chinese Communist Party, and it cannot be said that the dogmatist thinking in our Party is unrelated to the approach of that school. Our present study of philosophy should therefore have the eradication of dogmatist thinking as its main objective". SW I, p. 311; XJ I, p. 274.
3.
Official text reads: "Knowledge"; SW I, p. 311; XJ I, p. 275.
4.
Official text reads: "universe"; SW I, p. 311; XJ I, p. 275.
5.
Official text reads: "conception"; SW I, p. 312; XJ I, p. 275.
6.
Addition in official text:

" Lenin said:

The two basic (or two possible ? or two historically observable ?) conceptions of development (evolution) are: development as decrease and increase, as repetition, and development as a unity of opposites (the division of a unity into mutually exclusive opposites and their reciprocal relation).

"Here Lenin was referring to these two different world outlooks." SW I, p. 312; XJ I, p. 275.

7.
Official text reads: "In China another name for metaphysics is xuanxue. For a long period in history whether in China or in Europe, this way of thinking, which is part and parcel of the idealist world outlook, occupied a dominant position in human thought. In Europe, the materialism of the bourgeoisie in its early days was also metaphysical. As the social economy of many European countries advanced to the stage of highly developed capitalism, as the forces of production, the class struggle, and the sciences developed to a level unprecedented in history, and as the industrial proletariat became the greatest motive force in historical development, there arose the Marxist world outlook of materialist dialectics. Then, in addition to open and bare-faced reactionary idealism, vulgar evolutionism emerged among the bourgeoisie to oppose materialist dialectics.

"The metaphysical or vulgar evolutionist world outlook sees things as isolated, static and one-sided. It regards all things in the universe, their forms

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