[Marxism] The utopia that moves everything

A Vasquez collationes37 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 22:39:04 MDT 2012

Being a review of Ruben Dri's book in Spanish on the same name, on the
relevancy of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit in today's Latin America. An

*Dri characterizes the Phenomenology as a philosophical novel; an
irresistible narrative in which the human mind draws closer and closer to
the absolute, only to realize that its own self-development is the
absolute, simply put. Hegel begins with sensory knowledge, then climbs up
into perception towards the first philosophical inclinations of
consciousness and beyond. As in broader outlines of the Hegelian opus like
the course notes, The Philosophy of History, this intellectual project is
profoundly historical, but not entirely so. One could vulgarly say that
human beings are evolving and becoming wiser by the century as they cast
off inveterate error, but that is not entirely correct either. The real
nexus of Hegelian philosophy is the Subject, that is, the self-movement of
the person in freedom, or, as Marx was to put it, human power as its own
end. Each stage of consciousness sheds off one more layer of the truth as
substance so that it is revealed as Subject. In other words, each
successive stage is closer to realizing that all that exists is us, and we
are all that exists: the unity of subject and object, theory and action, or
as Marx was to put it in the Critique of the Gotha Program, the unity of
physical and mental labor. The fulfillment of this is in the “no-place”, or
the utopia, as it is a never-ending process, since the quest to become a
Subject is never-ending.*
The rest here*:*

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