The original title was Herr Eugen Dühring’s Revolution in Science, but it became known as Anti-Dühring. It was the first popular exposition of Marxist theory as a whole, and the titles of the three parts—philosophy, political economy, socialism—are enough to indicate the broad scope of this famous work.
Originally published in parts in the Leipzig Vorwärts starting in 1877 and in book form in 1878, Anti-Dühring set out to demolish the "system creating" claims of Dühring. While Dühring himself is now a completely forgotten figure, this polemic has been a masterpiece of Marxist literature for more than 130 years and has served to educate numerous generations in the fundamental ideas of scientific socialism.
By Friedrich Engels
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