ON PHILOSOPHY, MARX, ENGELS, LENIN, C.L.R. JAMES

Jim Jaszewski jjazz at freenet.hamilton.on.ca
Fri Nov 24 16:42:03 MST 1995


On Fri, 24 Nov 1995 ROSSERJB at vax1.acs.jmu.edu wrote:

>      In response to Ralph Dumain I note that one does
> not have to be a dialectical materialist to be a materialist.
> Again, Marx was a historical materialist, and Engels points
> in the direction of dialectical materialism.  But neither of
> them was a dialectical materialist.  This is a later imposition
> on them by Plekhanov, Lenin, Stalin, etc.
> Barkley Rosser

	Is it just me, or is this quibbling??

	Doesn't Rosser consider that Marx would VERY much like to've been
a `dialectical materialist' (whatever _that_ really means), but simply
didn't have the 200-300 year life-span to do the job to Rosser's
satisfaction?

	Never heard of `quick and dirty'??



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