Communist Eschatology: A Christian Philosophical Analysis of the Post-Capitalistic Views of Marx, Engels and Lenin – Part 3

All of which indicates that the communist approach to history itself is governed by certain basic preconditions and presuppositions of a suprahistorical character.

4. Transcendental Critique

These communist presuppositions may readily be discovered by reflecting critically on the communist doctrine of history itself, and in this chapter we will reflect rather thoroughly, so that the critique in subsequent chapters can be shorter, on the basis of this present fundamental critique of the Marxist theory of history.

Firstly, the communists have assumed that all is matter. But this is an assumption, and hardly explains the demonstrable existence of (hardly "material"!) numbers, (empty) space, movement as such, vital growth, psychic feeling, rational thought, history, language, society, economics, aesthetics, justice, love, and faith or trust-in contradistinction to mere matter.