[OPE-L:3141] Re: Re: Re: Marx -> Hegel -> Spinoza -> Epicurus -> ?

From: nicola taylor (nmtaylor@carmen.murdoch.edu.au)
Date: Thu May 11 2000 - 20:30:57 EDT

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Paul C, replying to Jerry (OPE-L:3136)

>>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.

Paul, what was it that you liked about Hegel's Philosophy of Nature, and
why do you consider it superior to his Logic? And, who - what - is Boole
(sounds like an anti-hive treatment)?

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