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Zizek’s oulala hegelian bullshit syndrome…//Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism – 

October 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

A more useful approach for the left might be to adopt a triad of Kant, Schopenhauer, and Hegel as the ‘real’ dialectic of the post-Reformation. Hegel taken in isolation is not going to do anything for marxists except confuse the issue with more turgid philsophizing, the Zizek speciality. Source: Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the […]

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flaws in gould’s theory, the rubbish of dialectical materialism …//The Simmering Revolution in Evolution 

September 7th, 2017 · No Comments

We have commented dozens of times on the limits of Gould’s theory which was muddled from the start with natural selection concepts. A far better approach is that of our eonic effect and without the rubbish of dialectical materialism… Scientists have long tried to determine clear-cut boundaries between the various early hominids and early modern […]

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productive forces key to historical development?//Why we are Marxists | Dialectical Materialism | History & Theory

June 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

We will cite this essay for a third time today, noting that after our critiques the end of the essay begins to travel in more tractable areas of empirical history.

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The right long ago did an endrun around dialectical materialism

June 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The%2B_Dramatic_Universe_commentary2a_JL.pdf One of the strangest oddities of history is the strange resemblance of dialectical materialism and classic Samkhya.

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marxist boilerplate syndrome//Why we are Marxists | Dialectical Materialism | History & Theory

June 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

We have at length attempted to both critique and upgrade classic marxist as a dated perspective that is holding the left back. We have suggested ways to deal with this situation in context of an actual program, and a stance on modernity, setting aside the liabilities of marxism. At this point it is not helpful […]

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archive: dialectical materialism and samkhya

June 5th, 2017 · No Comments

R48G: a spell of New Age shock treatment for marxists: Bennett’s The Dramatic Universe…a classic rendering of ‘a’ real ‘dialectical/triadic materialism’…. May 18th, 2017 · https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The%2B_Dramatic_Universe_commentary2a_JL.pdf Despite my critical treatment of Bennett’s classic, the fact remains that he presented in modern form a version of universal ‘materialism’ marxists might find interesting as a critique of […]

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archive: from before 2016…the failure of dialectical materialism

May 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

We have finished our 2016 archive, but perhaps a few from earlier years is in order… The failure of dialectical materialism January 8th, 2015 · http://darwiniana.com/?s=dialectical+materialism The reason for my attack on dialectical materialism is not based on some logical/scientific objection, quite the contrary: after a generation of the New Age movement many would look […]

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R48G: the failure of dialectical materialism and the consideration of neo-samkhya…the deadringer obvious ‘solution’ to the muddle of multiverse theory?

May 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

We have frequently noted the obsolescence of dialectical materialism here, if that is the right judgment (bad philosophy would be another) but have several times pointed to the odd similarity to the realm of samkhya. In the version of J.G. Bennett, which liberates the subject from the ancient versions (and may be better not called […]

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Dialectical materialism a dead letter

April 28th, 2016 · No Comments

https://louisproyect.org/2016/04/26/stalin-stalinism-and-crypto-stalinism/ An interesting essay by Proyect, but the questions of dialectical materialism, historical materialism, are dead letters. Marxists MUST SOON pull themselves away from this fantasy world of the Second Internationale and after. Otherwise ‘communists’ must start over with a new canon. A completely new formulation is needed. I have made many suggestions. That is […]

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Again, the issue of dialectical materialism…arriving at a core marxism that hasn’t been shot full of holes fifty times since the year 1895…

March 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

At times, I wonder if it isn’t a waste of time to criticize ‘dialectical materialism’. I have pursued this criticism for almost four years, and so it is disheartening to see someone like Wolff trying to perfume the same old bullshit. And this fellow isn’t stupid. The point should be clear: marxism can’t promote theories […]

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Mr. Wolff, we have almost two megabytes on dialectical materialism here (and quite a lot on Zizek’s Hegelian diarrhea)

March 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

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Zizek and the limits of historical/dialectical materialism…

August 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Almost not worth watching, but… I am second to none as a critic of Tibetan buddhism, and the critique is frightening…but this nonsense here on buddhism is useless… Zizek’s take on buddhism is hopeless. It can’t be resolved with the fads of modern philosophy. Second, the basis of historical/dialectical materialism can’t resolve the issue of […]

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Posts on Zizek and dialectical materialism

August 1st, 2015 · No Comments

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The failure of dialectical materialism

January 8th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=dialectical+materialism The reason for my attack on dialectical materialism is not based on some logical/scientific objection, quite the contrary: after a generation of the New Age movement many would look back on nineteenth century dialectic as old-fashioned, and to underpowered compared to the more recent versions of ‘non-dual’ experimental thought. A book like Ouspensky’s Tertium […]

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Historical, dialectical materialism have turned marxism into a dead duck

November 17th, 2014 · No Comments

The issues of marxism are holding the left back: this era is a golden opportunity for the communist left to make its case for a transition to postcapitalism. But the left isn’t ready. The job of reviewing the legacy of Stalinism and subjecting marxism to a basic critique and upgrade remains undone. It is perhaps […]

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Hey, Zizek, where’s our dialogue? dialectical materialism a way to hide stupidity and appear brilliant

November 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Hey, Zizek, where’s our dialogue. Step down from celebrity ‘asshole out front’ for a debate on the question of dialect…. Too celebrious to interact with peons. http://darwiniana.com/?s=zizek I have been hard on Zizek, in part because he has cryptically tried to counter my work with a renewed defense of dialectical materialism. I can’t think of […]

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Last and First Men versus dialectical materialism

October 11th, 2014 · No Comments

It is possible my perspective is even harder to understand than the usual marxism. The original text of WHEE was hard to understand for some. But that is not needed here: we need an approach to history that is simple and yet profound, and non-theoretical. The method in LFM abandons WHEE in bulk and replaces […]

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Zizek tries to endrun Last and First Men with two more books in his Verso book racket// Dialectical materialism is BULL SHIT

October 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Absolute Recoil: Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism Zizek has two new books, the first now out: I got the first via further credit card debt: Mr.Zizek, you are a Hegelian bullshit syndrome capitalist in league with Verso to milk the […]

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Zizek running scared with Last and First Men: new books on the ‘end of history’ and ‘dialectical materialism’

September 11th, 2014 · No Comments

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75650151/LFM_review_copy_selections.pdf Writing Last and First Men came from the realization that the marxism-dominated left was both thriving and defunct. If we check out http://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks we see a relatively thriving field of left discourse, but a closer look shows that the core assumptions of a failed marxism are an invariant of otherwise fresh thinking. My effort […]

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Zizek’s wild goose chase through dialectical materialism

June 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Since we are on the raised eyebrows circuit for ‘philosophy’ on the left we may as well take on Zizek, and we confront his forthcoming book trying First Aid on dialectical materialism. We have chastised this subject many times here, and Last and First Men tries to shows the context of this subject strewn over […]

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Still another tome by Zizek on dialectical materialism

June 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2014/06/22/the-zizek-bullshit-machine-springs-into-action/ http://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Recoil-Foundation-Dialectical-Materialism/dp/1781686823/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403435034&sr=1-6&keywords=slavoj+zizek In this major new work the leading philosopher Slavoj Žižek argues that philosophical materialism has failed to meet the key scientific, theoretical and political challenges of the modern world, from relativity theory and quantum physics to Freudian psychoanalysis and the failure of twentieth-century Communism. To bring materialism up to date, Žižek proposes a […]

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LFM versus the confusions of dialectical materialism

December 5th, 2013 · No Comments

http://last-and-first-men.com/LFMfinal_2013_chapter_2_pdf.pdf The note on the article at In Defense of Marxism about dialectics and QM is an example of the kind of speculative confusion that has almost completely wrecked marxism. These extensions confuse the faithful and discredit marxism for everyone else. The dialectics of nature is not going to make it as a scientific subject. […]

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R48G: a spell of New Age shock treatment for marxists: Bennett’s The Dramatic Universe…a classic rendering of ‘a’ real ‘dialectical/triadic materialism’….

May 18th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The%2B_Dramatic_Universe_commentary2a_JL.pdf Despite my critical treatment of Bennett’s classic, the fact remains that he presented in modern form a version of universal ‘materialism’ marxists might find interesting as a critique of their own brand so mired in the age of scientism…Forgotten in the marxist fixation on Hegel (as Hegel scorned) is the figure of Schopenhauer in […]

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 an exercise in dialectical ‘heresy’: reaching communism: working class or universal class…?

September 8th, 2017 · No Comments

We will comment one more time on this stupid remark by Cockburn. It is completely wrong to pit the conspiracy theory meme against the core marxist meme of the working class as some kind of historical dynamic…

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