Probing into the Cultural Dimension of Historical Materialism
OUYANG Qian (School of Philosophy,Renmin University of China,Beijing 100872,China)
How historical materialism can be perfected? Or in other word,how the cultural dimension of historical materialism can be developed? This is a question which should be tackled for contemporary Marxism. One theoretical aim of "Western Marxism" is to remove the passive influence of "economic decision theory" in order to improve the social revolutionary theory and its theory of subject of Marxism; in the conflict between theory and reality,they grasp the "ideological issue" ,put forward "everyday criticism" and carry out "cultural study" ,resulting in the formation of a "cultural turn". "Western Marxism" achieves a lot in probing into the cultural dimension of historical materialism,these theoretical achievements provide us with many resources of ideas,the view and method of which is quite inspiring. Without new train of thought or new method,our theoretical exploration can not make any progress.