Date: Mon Oct 01 2007 - 09:50:43 EDT
From the marxistphilosophy group. / In solidarity, Jerry ---------------------------------------------------------------- I would like to present to the List my papers for the Congress: A) The historical determination of the capitalist mode of production and of the working class as the revolutionary subject, vis à vis the current fragmentation of the workers' productive subjectivity Abstract: Capitalism is the development of human subjectivity attained by transforming the powers of free individual labor into those of social labor consciously organized by the collective laborer who privately performs it. The working class faces its own product, the ability to organize production scientifically, as an alienated power. With its free consciousness embodying alienation, the working class takes the contradiction inherent in the socialization of private labor beyond its limits, until revolutionarily organizing labor as a direct social power. Any fragmentation within the universality of the working class reasserts the private character of labor, thus procrastinating the supersession of capitalism. Link: <http://www.cicpint.org/cicp/congreso%20marx%20int/Juan%20Inigo _Presentation%20english.pdf> B) Scientific method: logical representation vis à vis dialectical reproduction (i.e., the consciousness dominated by alienation for believing itself an abstractly free one vis à vis the consciousness that advances in its freedom by being aware of its alienation) Abstract: Even Marxists conceive logical representation as the natural form of scientific method. According to it, the interpretation of reality constitutes the absolute limit of objective knowledge. Freedom thus seems to consist in free interpretation. Nevertheless freedom is not a natural determination but a social relation inherent in the capitalist mode of production. Within this determination, free consciousness is the form taken by the consciousness alienated in capital. Opposed to logical representation, from Marx on, dialectical cognition becomes the form of consciousness of the working class able to incarnate the revolutionary powers with which capital determines the latter. It does so for being the form of alienated consciousness that is aware of its own alienation and rules it towards its supersession. Link: <http://www.cicpint.org/cicp/congreso%20marx%20int/Juan%20Inigo _Presentation%20english_etudes%20marxistes.pdf> Saludos Juan Inigo jinigo@...
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