Re: [OPE-L] Marx and philosophy

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@BERKELEY.EDU)
Date: Wed Nov 07 2007 - 11:21:02 EST

Are, as the Marxist biologist Garland Allen suggests,  all processes best
understood in terms of the inateraction of opposing forces, or agents
within a system, and between any system and its external environment. In
the late 1930s (Eng translation of Marxism and Biology 1943) Marcel
Prenant had already argued that Darwinism shows that the dynamics of
evolutionary change is constantly fueled forward by the interaction of two
opposing forces: heredity (faithful replication) and variation (non
faithful replication). With either process by itself, Allen says, there is
no evolution: with both present evolution becomes INEVITABLE.

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