Wittgenstein & green hopes
jjazz at freenet.hamilton.on.ca
Mon Nov 20 00:46:17 MST 1995
On Sun, 19 Nov 1995, Adrien Verlee wrote:
> > Political activists do understand the requirement for a critical
> >theory -- they just don't expect much to come out of critiquing bourgeois
> >philosophers, and would rather spend their valuable time critiquing
> >MARXIST thinkers...
> TO JIM:
> Not quit right. Marxist thinkers doesn't live on a moon. And Marx/Engels
> were always faultless?
That's why I was careful to say `don't expect _much_'; there's
always SOMETHING to learn from most _any_ thoughtful human being -- I just
don't expect anything from Establishment apologists...
> An example: The a priori given categories space and time (Immanuel Kant).
> 'Small' marxists throw this away. More: they deformed Kant!!
> So, when space and time are a priori given to human (ratio) why then reject
Gee -- all I ever got out of Wittgenstein was this picture I carry
around in my head of him in a snapshot outside his school in the Alps(?)
surrounded by his students... :>
I only paid cursory attention to him and can't say I got the
> To clarify: space and time are a priori given, so logic is it also, and
> Wittgenstein say things about logic...
I sure wish I had time to read this shit. When I did B4, I
didn't have this wonderful List... :<
What about his logic? Is it even vaguely dialectical??
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