Re: [OPE-L] James Furner's paper in Historical Materialism

From: Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM
Date: Wed Mar 02 2005 - 07:58:27 EST

> Many contradictions don't seem odd.


Granted.  I think the point remains, though, that for Marx
to claim that a contradiction "seems" odd isn't that odd:  it's
another way of writing "At first glance ...." or other expressions
to a similar effect.  It is a part of the dialectical exposition
that attempts to explain contradictions by, in part, moving
beyond the form in which a contradiction immediately or first

>  Do you remember the bumper stickers "Start seeing
> Motorcycles"?  We need bumper stickers saying "Start seeing
> Contradictions."

The irony here is that this would  tend to commodify the slogan
you want championed.

 In solidarity, Jerry

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