Long Live Great Engels


Frederick Engels (28 November 1820 – 5 August 1895)

‘‘In one point, however, the history of the development of society proves to be essentially different from that of nature. In nature—in so far as we ignore man’s reaction upon nature—there are only blind, unconscious agencies acting upon one another, out of whose interplay the general law comes into operation. … In the history of society, on the contrary, the actors are all endowed with consciousness, are men acting with deliberation or passion, working towards definite goals, nothing happens without a conscious purpose, without an intended aim. But this distinction, important as it is for historical investigation, particularly of single epoch and events, cannot alter the fact that the course of history is governed by inner general laws.’’ (Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy)

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