the poverty of chaos and dialectics

Scott Marshall Scott at
Mon Sep 18 20:10:00 MDT 1995

You're right I overstated my case, of course I meant qualitatively different.


At 05:09 PM 9/18/95 -0400, you wrote:
>Scott Marshall wrote:
>  Qualitative change produces a completely
>> new thing ie: socialism replaces capitalism.
>Not exactly. While socialism is "qualitatively different" from
>capitalism, it can not be a "completely new thing" since every mode of
>production has remnants of the preceding economic system. To state
>that it will be "completely different" suggests a Kuhnian or Althusserian
>conception of change.
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