Who we are/How we write

Jim Jaszewski jjazz at freenet.hamilton.on.ca
Fri Sep 15 05:38:51 MDT 1995


On Fri, 15 Sep 1995, Juan Inigo wrote:

> Since it is about each one consciously ruling his/her action by reproduci=
ng
> its determinations in each one's thought, this ruling is the very negatio=
n
> of interpreting someone else's texts. On the contrary, Marx texts come in
> here to give one's individual process of _cognition_ (that can only be
> developed by facing the concrete forms of capital in themselves as the
> determinants of one's conscious action and not by abstractly reading
> whichever book) the power of being developed as a process of _recognition=
_
> in the corresponding part, from the social point of view.

=09Could you please elaborate on this process of re-cognizing --
also, exactly define how the `social' POV differs from the individual POV
-- using Marx' texts as an, uh, catalyst?=20


> It is in this context, Jerry, that I'm interested in your comments, not
> necessarily a full critique or a structured response, but even only how
> does it strike you, concerning Marx's open rejection, along his whole lif=
e,
> of logic for being the essence of alienated thought, and of dialectical
> logic as a system of thought that necessarily ends up in an idealist
> inversion or in self-contradiction (see his quotes in my previous post),
> vis a vis your assertions (obviously prevailing among Marxists) about
> Marx's using a logic and, more specifically, a dialectical logic.

=09So this dialectical process by definition becomes abstract and=20
idealized if attempts are made to explain it by `logic'?

=09I'd like to clear that up first before taking another step here...=20



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