[OPE-L:3265] Re: Dunayevskaya (was Spinoza)

From: Paul Zarembka (zarembka@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Date: Thu May 18 2000 - 21:12:44 EDT

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"Andrew_Kliman" <Andrew_Kliman@email.msn.com> concludes, on 05/18/00 at
07:46 PM:

>So Marx hadn't yet made his breakTHROUGH discoveries in 1841.
>Nonetheless, there was from 1841 to 1844, not a BREAK in, but rather a
>continuity of development of, his thinking and his problematic.

1. Dunayevskaya is clear enough for me, regarding her position: "That
'self-clarification,' stretching from April to August [1844], disclosed
the inner connection between philosophy and economics, philosophy and
politics, subjective and objective; it created a new beginning, a new
totality of theory and practice".

2. Althusser can also be read with breakTHROUGH, instead of break. As far
as I am concerned this is moving toward pedantry. Furthermore, in your
own posting you wrote Dunayevskaya using the word 'break': "That was to
remain his unique category for breaking both with 'idealism' and

3. Where Dunayevskaya uses "new continent of thought and revolution",
Althusser uses "new continent of knowledge". "New continent" appears in
both (did Dunayevskaya border "new continent" from Althusser undermine

4. You quote Dunayevskaya that there were antecedents for Marx 1844 from
1841 on. Fine. Althusser considers 1841-44 an antecedent to 1845.

To me, the real issue is the SUBSTANCE of the distinct interpretations.

Paul Z.

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