Dialectical materialism is the philosophy of Marxism and includes many theories from Karl Marx. It is a belief that history was based on the struggles of people and helping to explain natural events that take place that may result as true evidence. The word was made by Joseph Dietzgen, a friend of Karl’s, in 1887. marx_karl.jpgThe picture to the right is Karl Marx, the inventor of Marxism. The philosophy of dialectical materialism states that everything within this earth is made up of matter, and that conflicts are in literal terms interactions between substances/matter. This philosophy also is based on the belief that within every conflict or argument, there are opposing views or contradictions, making it never really about one specific idea or topic. It is also known as the method of truth since he thought that "truth was the product of history."