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The nature of modernity in relation to capitalist/postcapitalist ideologies

February 19th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2015/02/18/135024/: At the critical moment will the public reject the marxist brand? – This post was a bit longwinded but it raises a key issue of the way a too narrow marxist canon can alienate the whole perspective from the entire advance of modernity. Or worse, everything except the core of scientism and the reductionist principles of a now dated positivism.
I think that the onset of marxism tended toward the same confusion as postmodernism: the whole of modernity is to be scrapped in the creation of a new era of something better than modernity. That’s not a reasonable project: modernity in its depth and breadth is an almost stupefying totality of innovations. The gist of marxism is addressed briliantly to the case of capitalism. But beyond that the larger universe of discourse of modernity is what best suits a true core marxism.

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