Many of the leading thinkers on dialectics in the Marxian tradition have collaborated here to put forward and debate challenging new perspectives on the nature and importance of dialectics. The issues dealt with range from the philosophical consideration of the precise nature of dialectical reasoning, to dialectics and economic theory, and to more concrete concerns such as how dialectics can help us think about globalization, freedom, inflation and subjectivity. ROBERT ALBRITTON is Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto, Canada. His recent publications include A Japanese Approach to Stages of Capitalist Development, Dialects and Deconstruction in Political Economy and he is co-editor with Itoh, Westra and Zuege of Phases on Capitalist Development. JOHN SIMOULIDIS is a graduate student in the Department of Political Science at York University, Toronto, Canada.