[OPE-L:3136] Re: Re: Marx -> Hegel -> Spinoza -> Epicurus -> ?

From: Paul Cockshott (wpc@dcs.gla.ac.uk)
Date: Fri May 12 2000 - 06:06:57 EDT

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At 11:02 11/05/00 -0400, you wrote:
>I continue to find the hostility of many Marxists to Hegel very
>difficult to comprehend when they are only familiar with his
>theory through secondary sources. Are they afraid that they will
>catch some kind of infectious disease if they open a book by
>Hegel? My gosh, if I mailed Rakesh or you a book by Hegel, would
>you both break out in hives upon opening the wrapper? (It's
>almost tempting to try this out as a joke!).

My hostility to hegel comes from reading his Logic and his
Philosophy of Nature. Whilst the latter has a certain appeal,
I regard the former as the most concentrated and unadulterated
tosh that I have ever read - give me Boole any day.

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