From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Wed Dec 21 2005 - 10:38:14 EST
Hi Antonio, Perhaps the genesis of the differences in perspective rests in part with Marx's [19th Century] perspective on science. I think there is a tension in Marx, which was never fully resolved, between a 'open' perspective which recognizes and emphasizes uncertainty and historical contingency and his oft-stated references to inevitability. btw (a message to _all_ listmembers): best wishes for the holidays and the new year! In solidarity, Jerry > 2. This approach is not reducible to "there is no reality out there, > only interpretations." It is, if anything, understandable more as > implying that "reality is complexily constituted and that the human > part in it--interpreting, working, playing-- is part of that > constitution" (something with scientific pedigree: the uncertainty > principle; and Marxist pedigree as well: human beings make the world > under conditions larger than themselves: the creation of class > consciousness, the creation of a class in itself, the creation of > socialism/communism).
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