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