Contents

Acknowledgements vii

A Revised Introduction to the English Edition: Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz’s Theory, Practice, and Purposeless Change (Helena Chmielewska-Szlajfer) 1

1 The Sociological Law of Retrospection: The Law of Revolutionary Retrospection as a Consequence of Economic Materialism 29

2 The Golden Age, State of Nature, and Development in Contradictions: From Studies into the Sources of Marxism 58

3 Comtism and Marxism: Positivism and the Monistic Comprehension of History 92

4 A Glance at the Development of Sociology in the 19th Century 110

5 The Crisis of Marxism: On the So-Called ‘Crisis of Marxism’ 139

6 What is Economic Materialism? 165

7 A Few Main Principles in the Development of Art 190

8 Psychiatry and the Science of Ideas 209

9 The Social Dialectic in Vico’s Philosophy 225

Bibliography 243

Directory of Persons Referenced 248

Name Index 252

Subject Index 255