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International Journal of Social Sciences and Economic Management, 2024, 5(1); doi: 10.38007/IJSSEM.2024.050103.

The Basic Principles of Marxism and Its Contemporary Significance


Jiangchun Yin

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Jiangchun Yin

Xiaolingwei Sub district Office of Xuanwu District Government, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China


The basic principles of Marxism mainly include dialectical materialism, historical materialism and the theory of class struggle. These principles reveal the basic laws of social development; emphasize the role of the proletariat in the course of history, and the importance of realizing social change through revolutionary struggle. In contemporary times, the basic principles of Marxism are still of great significance. First, it provides a deep understanding of social phenomena and helps people to recognize the laws and trends of social development. Secondly, it provided a guide to action for the proletariat and stimulated the pursuit of justice and equality. Finally, it provides the theoretical weapon to criticize the capitalist system and provides the ideological support for changing the unreasonable social system. However, the basic principles of Marxism in the contemporary application of the people also face some challenges. For example, with the deepening development of globalization and informatization, the contradictions and problems of capitalist society have become more complex and diversified. In addition, with the reform and transformation of socialist countries, the basic principles of Marxism also need to keep pace with The Times and adapt to the new background and development requirements of The Times. Therefore, the basic principles of Marxism need to be combined with the development of contemporary society, and constantly innovate and develop. Only in this way, can we give better full play to its significance and value in the contemporary society.


The Basic Principles of Marxism, The Contemporary Significance, The Social Development, The Proletariat

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Jiangchun Yin. The Basic Principles of Marxism and Its Contemporary Significance. International Journal of Social Sciences and Economic Management (2024), Vol. 5, Issue 1: 17-22. https://doi.org/10.38007/IJSSEM.2024.050103.


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