[OPE-L:2995] Developing Marx

Gerald Lev (glevy@pratt.edu)
Mon, 9 Sep 1996 18:24:03 -0700 (PDT)

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Andrew wrote in [OPE-L:2993]:

> But they will have lost an important
> weapon used either to silence and marginalize those who wish to learn
> from and develop Marx's work, as he wrote it, or to justify theoretical
> differences from Marx as a correction or completion of his work. In
> addition to the various other Marxisms around, one has been discredited
> and made disreputable even among Marxists, but I want it to be able to
> live and develop again --- *Marx's* Marxism.

I have already on several occasions expressed my dissent from this
perspective on a method of inquiry and investigation appropriate for
critical political economy so I won't repeat myself here. Instead, let me
ask a question:

* Since you (and presumably other TSSers) want to *develop* Marx, what
specifically are the directions that you believe need developing and
what insights can TSS give for a research effort that would develop
"*Marx's* Marxism"?

Since TSS is not a homogeneous "school of thought", I ask *each* of the
TSSers on the list (Alan, Andrew, John, Ted) to answer the above question

In OPE-L Solidarity,