Vladimir Lenin In hmolscience, Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) was a Russian political thinker who led the Bolshevik Revolution, helped create the Soviet Union and launched the communist era, notable for having in 1894 popularized the term “dialectical materialism”, a 1891 coining by Russian political theorist Georgi Plekhanov, an extension in some way of Friedrich Engels’ term “scientific materialism” and Karl Marx’s conception of “historical materialism”, itself a mixture of Adam Smith’s theories and Epicurean philosophy. [1]

Lenin, supposedly, blended all this together with criticism of the “energetics school” of Ernst Mach and Wilhelm Ostwald, who he argued either departed from dialectical materialism or casually neglected it, referring to the work of Abel Rey, who divided the physics schools into three groups: the energeticist, the neo-mechanicist, and the critical. Lenin, supposedly, denunciated “energeticism”, arguing after Ludwig Boltzmann that motion cannot exist without matter, and rejected Ostwald’s ontological proposition that energy rather than matter is the universal coordinage. [2]

1. Thomas, Paul. (2008). Marxism & Scientific Socialism: From Engels to Aothusser (pg. 87). Routledge.
2. Stokes, Kenneth M. (1995). Paradigm Lost: a Cultural and Systems Theoretical Critique of Political Economy (pgs. 128-29). M.E. Sharpe.

External links
‚óŹ Vladimir Lenin – Wikipedia.

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