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Philosophy: definitions Webster- - 3a "A precise plan or composed group of thoughts or ideas esp. about human life or society" Webster- - 3c(1) "The coordinated affirmations, speculations, and points that constitute a sociopolitical program." Ozhegov- - "An arrangement of perspectives and thoughts, a perspective."
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Philosophy: definitions Webster- - 3a “A deliberate plan or facilitated assortment of thoughts or ideas esp. about human life or culture” Webster- - 3c(1) “The coordinated statements, hypotheses, and points that constitute a sociopolitical program.” Ozhegov- - ”A arrangement of perspectives and thoughts, a worldview.”

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Topics of Discussion American belief system Russian philosophy Soviet belief system: Marxism-Leninism The Russian Revolutions

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American Ideology Individual rights Democracy: lion\'s share guideline Capitalism: benefit

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Russian Ideology Divine right: the tsar is the connection in the middle of Russia and God Russian Orthodoxy is the main genuine religion All force streams descending from tsar to individuals: supreme government Russia’s incredible fate relies on upon this celestial connection

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Individual Freedom Privacy Materialistic Pragmatic Inequality Collective Control Community Idealistic Ideological Equality Comparative Poles

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Soviet Ideology: Marxism Communist Manifesto distributed by Marx and Engels, 1848 Social unfairness of private enterprise Exploitation of the low class: laborers produce esteem Bourgeois entrepreneurs: own method for creation yet do no work Workers of the world, unite!

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Marxist Premises All history is the historical backdrop of class battles Economic relations are the premise of all other social connections Class awareness is resolved Religion is a “opiate”: secularism Dialectical realism

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Dialectical realism Hegel’s recorded teleology + Darwin’s common determination Thesis- - Antithesis- - Synthesis Quantitative change prompts subjective change Class battle definitely prompts progressive oust of private enterprise Withering ceaselessly of the state

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Communist Party Paris Commune: Revolution of 1848 Vanguard of the low class Elite, little gathering Conscious, prepared Marxists Lead, teach ignorant laborers, convey them to progressive cognizance

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Communist Platform Abolition of area possession Heavy graduated wage charge Abolition of right of legacy Centralization of saving money, correspondence, transportation State control of more endeavors Equal risk of all to work Free government funded instruction for all youngsters

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Soviet Ideology: Leninism Social Democratic Party Mensheviks (“minority”) Orthodox Marxists Russia must get to be industrialized, build up a low class Then have insurgency Bolsheviks (“majority”): Lenin Russia can skip stages Go straightforwardly for upset

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Russian Revolutions 1905- - January 9 (Bloody Sunday) Major social changes Russo-Japanese War Creation of first Duma February Revolution (average), 1917 Abdication of the tsar (March) Provisional Government (Kerensky) Continued with war exertion

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October Revolution Lenin comes back from outcast in April, 1917 April Theses: Withdraw from war Power to the soviets of specialists and warriors Land to the laborers Oct. 25 O.S.- - Nov. 7 N.S. Bolsheviks take p

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