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The Triple Dialectical Relation of Engels’ Theory of Motion

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DOI: 10.25236/iceesr.2021.056


Yingkai Sun, Xue Min

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Yingkai Sun


As the core category of Engels’ Dialectics of Nature, motion runs through the whole research process in Dialectics of Nature. Engles criticized the view of mechanical motion theory in research of natural science, studied and discussed the dialectical relationship between motion and matter, the dialectical relation between attraction and exclusion of the basic form of motion, and the dialectical relationship between motion and equilibrium. In the study of the triple dialectical relationship of motion, Engels systematically interpreted that motion is the way of existence and the inherent attribute of matter, and neither matter without motion nor motion without matter exists, the basic forms of all motion are attraction and repulsion, and it is impossible to attract without repulsion or repulsion without attraction, and all equilibrium is only relative and temporary, and equilibrium and motion are inseparable. Therefore, Engels elaborated the dialectics of materialism motion view, and further demonstrated the importance of dialectical thinking to natural science research, which has important theoretical guiding significance to today’s natural science and social science research.


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