[Marxism] Intellectuals of the Hall of Shame

Mehmet Cagatay mehmetcagatayaydin at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 7 09:27:21 MST 2006


Louis Godena wrote:
Btw, what is "marxist" about the "universality of freedom"?  Wasn't that
luxury reserved for the proletariat and the oppressed once they had seized
power? Seems like like it's being thrown about a bit carelessly nowadays.
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MC: You're right. There is nothing Marxist about the "universality of
freedom". Marxism is about the "individuality of freedom". Marxism affirms
that the human nature is the process in which human transforms his own
nature with his or her labour. Then, it negates the particularity in which
the working class has expelled from this process, from transforming and
expressing his own nature. Although, it is mystical as usual, there is no
harm in quoting Hegel: 

(1) The first is Universality — meaning that it is in free equality with
itself in its specific character.

(2) The second is Particularity — that is, the specific character, in
which the universal continues serenely equal to itself.

(3) The third is Individuality-meaning the reflection-into-self of the
specific characters of universality and particularity; which negative
self-unity has complete and original determinateness, without any loss to
its self-identity or universality.

Hegel (Shorter Logic):
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/hegel/

Mehmet Çagatay
http://weblogmca.blogspot.com/

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