Re: [OPE-L] abstraction and surprise

From: Paul Cockshott (wpc@DCS.GLA.AC.UK)
Date: Mon Nov 28 2005 - 04:14:29 EST

    And I take his point in appealing to a logic of exposition is exactly to
show that if we keep stumbling over surprises, as VFT finds in Capital, ch.
1, then we have a problem.   Or is that just with a logic that is linear?
That is, supposing a presentation that was dialectical, could we find the
insufficiency of each stage to comprehend its presuppositions a kind of
surprise that drove forward the immanent logic of the argument so that it
constituted a move from surprise to surprise, dialectically sublated, so to

Howard what do you mean by a linear logic?

Do you mean the same thing as a monotonic logic?

I am skeptical that the Hegelian arguments are logical developments from a

starting point. Wherever you have surprise, you have new information.

This must have been introduced from outside as a hidden additional


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