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Marx’s design argument: stages of production theory…

May 12th, 2018 · No Comments

Marx’s theory of history is actually a design argument, but not a very good one: we have dealt with the issue of historical ‘design’ in a more or less materialist fashion in the eonic model…

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Does/did marx’s stages of production theory invite the ‘end of history’ argument/propaganda?

April 19th, 2018 · No Comments

In some ways the marxist legacy was vulnerable to the ‘end of history’ propaganda because of the way it rigidly claimed that discrete economic epochs succeeded each other in a fixed progression. It is fairly easy to refute this claim to a scientific theory. The end of history claim can be stopped in its tracks […]

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Booknotes: Postcapitalist Futures: Notes Toward a Critique of Marxist ‘Stages of Production’ Theory

December 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Postcapitalist Futures: Notes Toward a Critique of Marxist ‘Stages of Production’ Theory We have created a new book out of archived posts on the critical stance toward marxism taken here…The result can be both a practical resource and a reference on the way to a new book on the subject of marxist theory…

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Design in history…? Marx’s historical materialism contains the ‘design’ argument of ‘stages of production’ theory…

December 8th, 2017 · No Comments

The charge of design thinking only makes sense for hard core darwinists. In fact the evidence for ‘design’ in history is overwhelming, but the term ‘intelligent design’ is wrong because the term ‘intelligent’ tends to be crypto-theistic and implies a ‘mind’. Who knows? Maybe Hegel was right… Or Schopenhauer, with this ‘Will in Nature’? Now […]

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The eonic effect vs ‘historical materialism’ and ‘stages of production’ theory

October 23rd, 2016 · No Comments

Marxist theory is in a state of chronic inability to close its case, and the reason is not hard to find once we see the eonic effect: the economic factor is not the key to historical dynamics. The factor of economics can be overwhelming but that does not make it necessarily to key to its […]

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History, theory and ideology

June 11th, 2018 · No Comments

R48G: the ‘end of history’ ideology: a calamity of wrong analysis… October 11th, 2017 ·

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Postcapitalism as a decision about history, not a ‘stages of production’ outcome in a sequence

March 26th, 2018 · No Comments

All these discussions of ‘postcapitalism’ (we have used the term many times here in a different way) make the same mistake that we have charged marx with: the assumption of a stages of production theory of history. The discussion revolves around variants of the idea a new stage of history is destined to replace capitalism. […]

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Between neoliberal hegemony and the failure of theory

March 2nd, 2018 · No Comments

The left is beset with neoliberal propaganda but it is also true that its unexamined assumptions, especially the marxist theoretical nexus, is confusing the issues with a set of assumptions that don’t work anymore. https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdf We have suggested a set of very simple steps to get past the fallacies clogging the left: drop theories and […]

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Pinker’s darwinism has been his undoing, another career wrecked by that theory…

February 20th, 2018 · No Comments

Pinker’s thesis is a good example of the dangers of historical theorizing. The eonic model is a harsh judgment of pinker’s seemingly harmless projection of an idea that actually requires something like our macro model. We have endorsed however a focus on progress in relation to decline as in any case viable in the sense […]

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Marxist theory as target practice for reactionaries…

January 1st, 2018 · No Comments

The rise of modern science began with physics which spawned the misleading claim that causal claim that causality theories could be all-explanatory. The result was reductionist historical and sociological explanations (and selectionist darwiniwm was a related confusion). This thinking became implicit in Marx’s attempt to create a ‘materialist’ science of history based on economic epochs. […]

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Two stages of revolution…

November 21st, 2017 · No Comments

The Universal Class, (market) communism, and the two stages of revolution //Socialist Appeal and Alpert April 19th, 2016 · http://socialistappeal.org/history-theory/economics/1401-michael-albert-and-parecon.html This is a useful take on marxism ‘old and new’

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archive: two stages of revolution…

November 5th, 2017 · No Comments

archive: two stages of revolution… August 4th, 2017 · The Universal Class, (market) communism, and the two stages of revolution //Socialist Appeal and Alpert April 19th, 2016 · http://socialistappeal.org/history-theory/economics/1401-michael-albert-and-parecon.html This is a useful take on marxism ‘old and new’

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Stuck on the marxist treadmill of theory…

November 4th, 2017 · No Comments

Marxists seem to be stuck in the past but rote repetition of the old canon is not impressing much of public anymore. We have tried here to suggest some new approaches but it is an uphill battle to communicate with the closed cult. However it is beginning to sink in throughout the larger field of […]

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The bolsheviks came to the point of trying to invent our DMNC but ended up in the sterile ‘stages of production’ fallacy…

November 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdf Marxist ‘stages of production’ theory created a confusion that haunted the bolshevik revolution when in reality there shouldn’t have been a problem: that was the idea that communism could only come when capitalism had completed its phase, etc…

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R48G: from theory to praxis….and empirical chronicles…

October 29th, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2017/05/14/r4g-eonic-model-as-failsafe-why-everyone-gets-history-wrong/ If we examine evolutionary science carefully we note that we don’t actually have a theory of evolution, only a chronicle of factual histories. the same is true of history and our eonic model suggests how we might approach a theory of historical evolution without actually producing anything final. The eonic effect shows us what […]

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R48G: capitalism is not a stage of (economic) history: marxist production theory is misleading and making the problem worse…

October 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap6_3_2.htm The whole emphasis of marxism is confused: the way that capitalism was turned into a stage of history

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R48G: marxism and the crisis of theory…

October 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

We have tried to address the crisis of theory that haunts the marxist legacy.

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a typical ‘stages of production’ muddle…//[Marxism] How capitalism works and why, ultimately it doesn’t

August 31st, 2017 · No Comments

This article is typical of the confusion created by Marx’s stages of production theory: the confusion of feudalism, medievalism, capitalism and modernity along with the total neglect of earlier eras apart from a reference to the neolithic results in a flawed analysis and the reason noone takes marxism seriously. We have said enough today and […]

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archive: two stages of revolution…

August 4th, 2017 · No Comments

The Universal Class, (market) communism, and the two stages of revolution //Socialist Appeal and Alpert April 19th, 2016 · http://socialistappeal.org/history-theory/economics/1401-michael-albert-and-parecon.html This is a useful take on marxism ‘old and new’

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R48G: marxism and the crisis of theory…

July 1st, 2017 · No Comments

We have tried to address the crisis of theory that haunts the marxist legacy. We have pointed to the fallacies of ‘stages of production’ theory and noted the need to introduce the idea of free agency into the crypto-deterministic mix. Marx seems to have been fixated by a version of historical materialism that implied a […]

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archive: capitalism is not a stage of (economic) history: marxist production theory is misleading

July 1st, 2017 · No Comments

R48G: capitalism is not a stage of (economic) history: marxist production theory is misleading and making the problem worse…did Marx/Engels fumble the ball? April 5th, 2017 · was capitalism a mistake…? we are probably dead by capitalism so the answer is clear… http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap6_3_2.htm“>a href=”http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap6_3_2.htm”>http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap6_3_2.htm The whole emphasis of marxism is confused: the way that capitalism […]

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archive: capitalism is not a stage of (economic) history: marxist production theory is misleading and making the problem worse

June 25th, 2017 · No Comments

R48G: capitalism is not a stage of (economic) history: marxist production theory is misleading and making the problem worse…did Marx/Engels fumble the ball? April 5th, 2017 · http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap6_3_2.htm“>a href=”http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap6_3_2.htm”>http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap6_3_2.htm The whole emphasis of marxism is confused: the way that capitalism was turned into a stage of history as a stage of production ended up giving […]

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Will Marx groupies/dummies please shut up and reexamine their theories? DMNC instead of a fixed progression of ‘stages’.

June 11th, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/10/r48g-an-exit-from-theoretical-confusions-freeing-marxists-from-marx/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/06/10/marxism-is-holding-the-left-backmarxism-in-the-labour-party-britain-europe/ We made our point about marxism yesterday also, and in many posts from this blog under the R48G tag: http://darwiniana.com/?s=R48G+revolution. The idea that we must conform to marxist theory of the stages of production is mostly a pile of rubbish. Those stages of production imply a transition from feudalism to capitalism to communism […]

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archive: capitalism is not a stage of (economic) history: marxist production theory is misleading…

May 1st, 2017 · No Comments

R48G: capitalism is not a stage of (economic) history: marxist production theory is misleading and making the problem worse…did Marx/Engels fumble the ball? April 5th, 2017 ·

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