Dogmatism

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In Marxist discourse, dogmatism is a methodological deviation characterized by the attempt to copy or repeat actions or tactics without considering the historical material conditions of the situation.[1]

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  1. “Now there are two different attitudes towards learning from others. One is the dogmatic attitude of transplanting everything, whether or not it is suited to our conditions. This is no good. The other attitude is to use our heads and learn those things which suit our conditions, that is, to absorb whatever experience is useful to us. That is the attitude we should adopt.”

    Mao Zedong (1957). On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People: 'China's Path to Industrialization'. [MIA]