[Marxism] The Brenner thesis and L* P*

Charles Brown cbrown at michiganlegal.org
Mon Oct 31 16:25:52 MST 2005


Could y'all elaborate on the difference between "historicity of capitalism"
and capitalism "naturally" emerging ?

Does "naturally" mean biologically ?

If so, critics of Brenner don't explain the emergence of capitalism by
biology. They explain it by a different historicity.  Brenner's thesis is
not uniquely historicizing.  Marx's thesis historicizes the origin of
capitalism too. Marx is famous for that.

Charles

^^^^^^


rrubinelli 

That, the historicity of capitalism, is exactly the point of the
'Brenner thesis.'

^^^^

>
> And of course the main use Wood makes of it is to critique the core of
> capitalist ideology, the thesis that capitalism _naturally_ emerged
from
> history and to establish the core Marxian thesis of the historicity of
> capitalism.
>
> Carrol






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