Enriching and Developing Marxism in the Twenty-First Century in Various Aspects: Six Definitions ofMarxism

Enfu Cheng, Zhongbao Wang

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Abstract

This paper extends the definition of Marxism in six aspects and
discusses it in connection with contemporary theories and reality.
First, in the aspect of creation and development subjects, we
should unceasingly enrich and develop the theoretical system
created by Marx and Engels and increasingly improved by their
successors. Second, in the aspect of academic thought, we should
constantly enrich and develop Marxist academic theories on laws
governing the development of nature, society, and thinking. Third,
in the aspect of social functions, we should increasingly enrich
and develop guiding Marxist ideology on socialist revolution and
construction, and on the transition to a communist society.
Fourth, in the aspect of people’s welfare, we should continuously
enrich and develop Marxist principles and thoughts on improving
people’s livelihoods, and on realizing the all-round development
of human freedom. Fifth, in the aspect of values and ethics, we
should steadily enrich and develop Marxist cultural and
ideological systems of beliefs and concepts. Sixth, in the aspect of
international communications, we should continuously enrich and
develop the Marxist international ideological system concerning
the world’s peace and development, as well as the community
with a shared future for mankind.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Critical Thought
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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