Marxism, POLITICAL ECONOMY and PHILOSOPHY

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Fri Nov 10 19:21:23 MST 1995


This seems right. I stand corrected.

On Fri, 10 Nov 1995 glevy at acnet.pratt.edu wrote:

> Louis P. wrote:
>
> "Marxism, after all, is POLITICAL ECONOMY. Most post-Marxism, Western
> Marxism, whatever you want to call it, is rooted in PHILOSOPHY."
>
> Marx's political economy *was* rooted in his PHILOSOPHY. This is _very
> clear_ from Marx's life and writings. It is inconceivable for Marx's
> works on political economy to have been written without the *PRIOR*
> development is his own philosophy and his prior critique of the philosophers.
>
> Marxism is *NOT* political economy. Marxism is a world outlook. Political
> economy without that world outlook would not _in any sense of the term_
> be Marxist.
>
> Jerry
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