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Marxist materialism suddenly looks primitive now…towards a larger perspective for the left

May 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Perhaps it is clear, given the previous post, why I am so wary of the materialist reductionism of marxists. They seemed so advanced in the early nineteenth century but now it seems almost primitive. No new revolution is likely to occur with the philosophic perspective enshrined in the marxist legacy. I suggest taking German Classical philosophy as a whole as a resource, and that in the larger context of the whole of the early modern transition with its complex counterpoint of perspectives, a very rich resource which marxists threw away for materialist scientism, and a muddle of dialectic.

I even tried to bring in Bennett in Last and First Men.

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  • 1 Gilles St-Pierre // May 25, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I agree with you, but let’s also remember Lamarck, Claude Bernard, Henri Bergson, Charles Sander Peirce, Georges Canguihem, Gilles Deleuze, Lynn Margulis. We need a symbiotic philosophy.

    http://fr.slideshare.net/gilstpierre/symbiosis4-57076554

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