Marx: Why Historical Necessity is Defined as Historical Materialism

‘Fundamentally, history is just the development of practical activity of man in time. So, Marx argues: “As soon as this active life-process is described, history ceases to be a collection of dead facts as it is with the empiricists (themselves still abstract), or an imagined activity of imagined subjects, as with idealists.” On the premise of this, historical materialism establishes the scientific idea of historical necessity.’