[Marxism] From a Notebook on Dialectics

shaun may mnwps at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 28 14:51:03 MST 2014

Ralph Johansen wrote :

"perceiving abstractly the world in motion"

Explain to the list what you mean by the word "abstractly" in this bit.

Then that will form a point of departure for any discussion. I sense that we have a different conception of the term. No point in discussion if there is a dichotomy in what the term actually means.

Take it easy  (favourite motto of Engels)
Doubt everything (favourite motto of Marx)
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Groucho Marx
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'Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it.' Winston Churchill.
Blenheim Palace, 1912


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