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Jim Jaszewski ab975 at main.freenet.hamilton.on.ca
Thu Jun 8 20:41:37 MDT 1995


On Thu, 8 Jun 1995 glevy at acnet.pratt.edu wrote:

> Jerry:
> Yes, there is a strong teleological underpinning and belief in progress
> in Marx's theories of historical materialism.  I'm not quite so sure
> that I agree with that interpretation of historical materialism.

	It gives a religious tinge to marxism, doesn't it?
> Jerry:
> I believe that a legitimate tendency in Marxism is "Marxist
> humanism" and that it has a basis in Marx's thought (primarily his earlier
> writings such as the ECONOMIC AND PHILOSOPHIC MANUSCRIPTS OF 1844).

	Don't forget that Marx never developed the full series of volumes
he was planning under 'Capital' (it falls to _us_ to fulfill that task).
If he had, the 'humanistic' side of marxism might be more clear, and a
LOT of the mistakes made in the name of 'scientific socialism' might
never have occurred...


> > > In Germany thereis a qoute: not to see the wood because of the many
> trees

	"Can't see the forest for the trees".

	Ciao!




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