[Marxism] Hilary Putnam

Jim Farmelant farmelantj at juno.com
Wed Jan 23 17:17:13 MST 2013


On Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:26:46 -0500 Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> writes:
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> (Putnam was a fellow traveler of the Progressive Labor Party, a 
> Maoist 
> sect of the 1960s. He seems to have an affinity for Wittgenstein 
> like my 
> old friend, the late Guy Robinson.)
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Putnam, of course bailed out of the Progressive Labor Party quite a long
time ago.  Indeed, he has long since given up his former Marxist
commitments.  On the other hand, some of his students from that period
have remained on the radical left. BTW his dad, Sam Putnam, was at one
time a significant figure within the CPUSA.

Jim Farmelant
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