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email@example.com (JERRY LEVY) said, on 05/12/00 at 06:21 AM:
>The demand for scholarship is not idealist. ...
>If you don't want to read Hegel, then don't. I can't make you. But, in
>that case, whatever you have to say about the
>relationship of Hegel to Marx, based on a reading of Marx and secondary
>sources, has to be discounted.
Then, of course, 'whatever you have to say about' Althusser on Marx, Hegel
and Spinoza 'bas to be discounted': "I haven't read Spinoza in any depth
and...won't enter into a debate about the influence of Spinoza on Hegel"
But remember "the ill-humored, arrogant and medicre epigones who now talk
large in educated [scholarly? PZ] German circles began to take pleasure in
treating Hegel in the same way as the good Moses Mendelssohn treated
Spinoza in Lessing's time, namely as a 'dead dog'." [*Capital, Vol. 1*,
Postface to 2nd German edition]. In other words, neither Hegel nor
Spinoza are 'dead dogs', at least for Marx and Althusser.
Paul Z. -- let's move forward: with Luxemburg's *Accumulation*?
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