rationalisation and reification
Nestor Miguel Gorojovsky
Gorojovsky at SPAMarnet.com.ar
Sat Dec 9 07:46:23 MST 2000
En relación a Re: rationalisation and reification,
el 9 Dec 00, a las 17:49, Philip Ferguson dijo:
> I never did sociology beyond stage 2 papers (ie second-year undergraduate), but
> I was always struck - and still am, as a lot of my current friends have done
> sociology in recent years - at how consciously, and self-consciously, sociology
> attempts to discredit Marx. It is a discipline which is fixated on Marx and
> destroying his impact, not so much by a full-frontal assault - as one often gets
> in 'economics' - but by the far worse, and more effective, method of chopping
> him into bits and 'incorporating' some of these bits, thereby obliterating the
> *revolutionary* heart of Marx and Marxism.
Is it a matter of chance that Fernando Henrique Cardoso, the Brazilian
president who represents the "actually existing imperialism", is a sociologist
who sometime in his past was fond to say that he was a Marxist?
> It also puts them in a better
> position to try to delude their students that sociology is 'value-free' and, by
> appearing even-handed, lets them attack the bits of Marx they find threatening
> (ie anti-capitalist).
Yes, and the request to have the totality in mind in the first place is the
first "bit" they munch and spite away.
Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
gorojovsky at arnet.com.ar
More information about the Marxism