[OPE-L:7978] Process Philosophy

From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@stanford.edu)
Date: Sat Nov 09 2002 - 18:49:21 EST

I have been very impressed and moved by John's ability to plumb the 
depths of and to develop Marx's critiques of reification and 
fetishism by simply and unpretentiously focusing on the everyday 
language of our doing.
Just as Lukacs's critique of reification seems to owe something to 
Simmel's vitalism (for which Colletti excoriated Lukacs), I 
tentatively believe there may be some possible connection to process 
philosophy as a result of John's critique of nouns and noun like 
entities, though John's own work surely seems to undercut the need 
for any kind of metaphysics to undergird Marx's critique.

For those who are interested in the connection to process philosophy:

Go to http://www.processphilosophy.org/; then papers, Full Text 2000 
APA - Anne Fairchild Pomeroy: "Process Ontology and the Critique of 

Pomeroy has a forthcoming book     *  Marx and Whitehead: Process, 
Dialectics, and the Critique of Capitalism* (Forthcoming, SUNY Press)

There is an earlier book Author:  Kleinbach, Russell L. Title:  Marx 
via process : Whitehead's potential contribution to Marxian social 
theory / Russell L. Kleinbach. Imprint:  Washington, D.C. : 
University Press of America, c1982. Physical Description:  xiv, 198 
p. ; 21 cm. Notes:  Originally presented as the author's thesis 
(doctoral--Boston University)  Bibliography: p. 193-198. Subject 
(LC):  Marx, Karl, 1818-1883.  Whitehead, Alfred North, 1861-1947.


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