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Ion MILITARU, Parallel Lives in Marxist Posterity

1rd Degree Scientific Researcher, PhD., “C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” Institute for Research in Social Studies and Humanities from Craiova, of the Romanian Academy, Romania;

Published on October 31, 2016

The old exercise of ancient culture, illustrated by Plutarh, had reduced efficiency as it was chronologically situated at the end of antiquity. Transferred in the methodological field, the outcome of such practice results, in the Marxist posterity, in an extended signifying capability of the Marxist practice and doctrine. The parallel comparison of the Marxist and Communist lives and doctrines in the Marxist posterity led to signalling the uniqueness and originality of the peak masterminds and the protagonists of the communist power.

history of ideas, communism heritage, Marx, style.


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  3. The present characters cannot be easily replaced by a maniheist typology: a good one and a bad one, Ormuzd and Ahriman. The two do not simply represent the own will, the intended identity with the principle of evil and the principle of good, respectively. Though situated on the principle of evil, the capitalist’s situation is not wished for, he does not want to be the evil, actually. The historic coincidence in which he is thrown does not belong to him, his role is historically limited. And neither does the proletarian play on the side of the good principle of one’s own will.

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