Mao Tse-Tung's Theory of Dialectic

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789400983915
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Sovietica Series, #44
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981
  • Pages: 196

Table of Contents

The Purpose of the Study.- Methodology of the Study.- A Note on Sources.- Organization of the Study.- 1 / Mao Tse-Tung: The Man and His Time.- 1.1. Historical Perspective.- 1.11. The Traditional Period of China.- 1.12. The Modern Period of China.- 1.2. Mao Tse-tung: The Man.- 1.21. Early Years.- 1.22. Conversion to Marxism.- 1.23 The Turning Point: Mao’s Rise to Power in 1935.- 1.24 The Victory of 1949.- 1.25 Main Events after 1949.- 2 / Mao’s Methodology and Point of Departure.- 2.1. Textual Basis.- 2.2. Mao’s Methodology.- 2.21. Synthetic Perspective.- 2.22. Historical Perspective.- 2.23. Concrete Objectivity.- 2.24. Praxiological Perspective.- 2.3. Mao’s Point of Departure.- 2.31. Negatively.- 2.32. Positively.- 3 / Mao’s Theory of Dialectic.- 3.1. The Concept of Contradiction.- 3.11. Contexts.- 3.12. The Philosophical Meaning of Contradiction.- 3.2. The Universality of Contradiction.- 3.21. The First Meaning.- 3.22. The Second Meaning.- 3.3. The Particularity of Contradiction.- 3.31. The Particularity.- 3.32. How to Know the Particularity.- 3.4. The Dialectic of Contradiction.- 3.41. Relativity of the Unity of Opposites.- 3.42. Absoluteness of the Struggle of Opposites.- 3.43. The Transformationality of Contradiction.- 4 / On Mao’s Methodology.- 4.1. The Method of Chinese Philosophy.- 4.11. Synthetic.- 4.12. Intuition.- 4.13. Historical.- 4.14. Practical.- 4.2. On Mao’s Synthetic Praxis.- 4.21. A General Remark.- 4.22. Flexibility.- 4.23. Difficulties.- 5 / A Philosophical Critique of Contradiction.- 5.1. ‘Dialectical Ideas’ in Chinese Thought.- 5.11. Change.- 5.12. Negation.- 5.13. Unity.- 5.14. Relationality.- 5.15. The chung-yung.- 5.16. Dialectic.- 5.2. A Critique of Contradiction as a Philosophical Term.- 5.21. Comparison with the Chinese Term Mao-tun.- 5.22. Comparison with the English Term ‘Contradiction’.- 5.23. Evaluation.- 6 / A Philosophical Analysis of Mao’s Theory of Dialectic.- 6.1. Universality.- 6.2. Particularity.- 6.3. Dialectic.- 6.4. A Related Question.- Conclusion.- Notes.

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