[Marxism] Exile to the Ages (or, Returning Karl Marx To Our Time) |

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Mon Nov 4 09:46:04 MST 2013

On Nov 4, 2013, at 9:18 AM, Louis Proyect quoted:
> ...problems arise. His quiet insistence that Marx’s thinking never  
> relinquished its allegiance to Hegel’s Absolute Idea is only the  
> biggest of other examples...

> This phrase expresses a truly Althusserian misreading of both Hegel  
> and Marx.  The "Absolute Idea" is nothing but the natural world in  
> its process of dialectical becoming.  Hegel leaves no doubt that  
> "Absolute Idea" is his fuller expression of Spinoza's "natura--sive  
> deus," and Marx expresses it in its "inverted" form as the  
> dialectics of historical materialism.  Which is why Lenin recognized  
> that it is impossible really to understand Das Kapital without  
> *first* having mastered "The Science of Logic."


Shane Mage

This cosmos did none of gods or men make, but it
always was and is and shall be: an everlasting fire,
kindling in measures and going out in measures.

Herakleitos of Ephesos

More information about the Marxism mailing list