Dialectics of nature

Kevin Cabral kcabral at freenet.columbus.oh.us
Mon Sep 9 13:16:49 MDT 1996

On Mon, 9 Sep 1996, Hans Ehrbar wrote:

> The answer is definitely yes, because it is impossible for ordinary
> mortals to understand Marx's *Capital* without Bhaskar.  Bhaskar is
> developing, not from an exegesis of Marx, but from first principles,
> and firmly anchored in modern philosophical debates, those
> methodological underpinnings, to which Marx in the course of his work
> became more and more committed.  Marx had to resort to Hegel because
> Hegel was the closest thing to Bhaskar's critical realism available at
> the time.  Bhaskar claims that his book "Dialectic" is the book about
> what is rational about Hegel's method which Marx never wrote, and in
> my view Bhaskar is right.  There is a spoon list "bhaskar" which among
> other things does a slow reading of Bhaskar's works.  Send a message
> to majordomo at lists.village.Virginia.EDU with the text

	Could you give a brief biography of Bhaskar? I'd be interested to
know more about him.

Cols, Oh

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