This is a collection of a series of reading notes as I work my way through Mao’s book, Five Essays on Philosophy. Some of this will expand upon material I’ve touched on in my article, Some Points on Stalin (and Mao). As I work through the book, I’ll add to this as time goes on. I’m doing this for two reasons: (1.) To help popularize and aid in the study of Marxism-Leninism in general and in the thought of Mao Zedong in particular, and (2.) to help sharpen my own thinking and raise my own theoretical level and understanding. I should add, finally, that in this and all of the other reading notes, this reflects a work in progress in my own study, and therefore, comments and Marxist criticism on the notes are encouraged.
Five Essays on Philosophy
- On Practice (my notes)
- On Contradiction (my notes)
- On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People (my notes forthcoming)
- Speech at the Chinese Communist Party’s National Conference on Propaganda Work (my notes forthcoming)
- Where do Correct Ideas Come From? (my notes forthcoming)