ON PHILOSOPHY, MARX, ENGELS, LENIN, C.L.R. JAMES
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
Never heard of `quick and dirty'??
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