[OPE-L:2838] Re: Re: positing of presuppositions, or the "scorecard" revisited

From: Andrew_Kliman (Andrew_Kliman@email.msn.com)
Date: Thu Apr 13 2000 - 09:26:57 EDT

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Re OPE-L 2815:

Postone writes: "What appears as an 'a priori construction' is a mdoe of
argument intended
to be adequate to its own historical specificity. ... The point of he
departure ... is validated retoractively by the argument as it unfolds,
by its ability to explain the developmental tendencies of capitaism, and
by its ability to account for the phenomena that apparently contradict
the validity of the initital categories."

I think this is right.

Andrew Kliman

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