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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

ISSN 1673-3436

ISSN 1673-355X(Online)

CN 11-5743/B

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Front. Philos. China    2009, Vol. 4 Issue (3) : 400-416     DOI: 10.1007/s11466-009-0026-1
Research articles |
Marx’s ontology of the praxis-relations of social production
YU Wujin ,
Research Center for Contemporary Marxism Abroad, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China;
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Abstract  For a long time, under the influence of traditional Western philosophy, Orthodox interpreters have distorted Marx’s philosophy as the ontology of matter, thereby concealing the essence of Marx’s philosophy, and eliminating the fundamental difference between Marx’s philosophy and traditional philosophy. This paper proposes that Marx’s philosophy is not the ontology of matter, but on the contrary, by examining the ontology of matter, Marx put forward his own ontological theory, i.e., the ontology of the praxis-relations of social production, by which Marx linked the realms of phenomenon and essence, revealing the content and essence of his philosophy.
Keywords ontology of matter      concept of abstract matter      commodity fetishism      ontology of the praxis-relations of social production      
Issue Date: 05 September 2009
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