[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.




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
> history and to establish the core Marxian thesis of the historicity of
> capitalism.
> Carrol

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