The Soviet Critique of Neopositivism: The History and by W.F. Boeselager

By W.F. Boeselager

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4. Philosophy as a Distinct Realm Philosophy itself is an important example of knowledge that goes beyond sensuousness and which is recognized by Soviet philosophy. Dialectical materialism understands itself as seeking the most general laws of reality. It distinguishes itself from other domains of knowledge through its greater generality, not through a lesser degree of reality in its content. The most general laws as object of philosophy remind one of the ontic structures that are sought by more ontologically inclined philosophies.

1947 to 1956: Dogmatism and Polemics 1947 saw the beginning of renewed interest in philosophy - an interest which has lasted up to now. A. 22o Stalin was not satisfied with what his captive philosophers had done since 1931 and as their work was to be important for the Party he wanted it intensified. Thus, the journal, Voprosy filosofii (Questions of Philosophy), was founded in this year. Subsequent years saw discussions on, for example, the nature of language, psychology, logic, philosophic questions of biology and physics, etc.

They would use phenomena to prove the existence of phenomena, though no one had questioned this existence. , of the cognitive process. A philosophic explanation about objectivity beyond all phenomenality is outside of its range, as is the refutation of something like the transcendental effort of Kant. The theses of (4) and (5) would become an abuse of the concepts and unintelligible while all the others would become trivial. It is hard to see why Lenin should not have come out clearly with such a philosophic opinion.

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