Collected Works, Vol. 25: Engels: Anti-Dühring, Dialectics by Karl Marx, Frederick Engels

By Karl Marx, Frederick Engels

A part of a definitive English-language variation, ready in collaboration with the Institute of Marxism-Leninism in Moscow, which includes the entire works of Marx and Engels, even if released of their lifetimes or because. The sequence contains their whole correspondence and newly came upon works.

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Nor is there any means whereby absolute eqUIlIbnum can of Itself pass into motion. What is there, then? Three lame, false arguments. . Firstly: it is just as difficult to show the transItIOn f rom eac h . we are II' k however small, in the chain of existence wIth whIch . � . hiS. f miliar, to the next . �� translUons read ers are 1· n fants . The establishment of mdividual . and connections between the tiniest links in the cham 0 f eXlstence . is precisely the content of natural science, and when th�� e �s a hitch at some point in its wo�k no one, not even Herr Duhr� ng, .

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