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marxist rubbish on dialectics…//[Marxism] From Francis Wheen’s bio of Marx

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

We have warned over and over again of the confusion over marx’s dialectic and the same might be said of the hegelian brand which, however, had better grounding via the religious tradition and of figures such as Boehme, a spontaneous ‘genius’ on the subject. Marx’s attempt to ground the dialectic in materialism is quite ok in principle, but in practice the result is a mess. The dialectic is a confusion, as we have noted, of dual and triadic logics and noone seems to have really resolved the issues although Bennett made a heroic attempt to found the subject in ternary systems logic.
The term ‘dialectic’ has a perfectly good usage in terms of dualistic debates over a thesis and antithesis, but the moment we close in with a theory of synthesis we have slipped into ternary logic and that is problematical. So ‘dialectic’ as debate is a simple and useful termninoloy, but the projection of synthesis evokes something more complex.

Source: [Marxism] From Francis Wheen’s bio of Marx

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