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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Marxist-Humanist Dialectics Critique of Recent Statement on US Marxist Humanist Website

"A report from the successfully concluded Founding Conference of the [U.S] International Marxist-Humanist Organization, Chicago, July 3, 2010


In response to PH’s conclusion that, “our work on the Critique of the Gotha Program produced so much hostility from some in News and Letters Committees, from 2004 to 2008—who objected to both Marx’s discussion of the lower and higher phase of communism as well as our exploration of it—that it became hard for us to get to the question of why the Critique is nevertheless insufficient”, I would point readers to my 2007 piece, which offers a different perspective–on the more serious self-erected barriers:


Moreover, PH’s catalogue of places (other than “Critique of the Gotha Programme”) where Marx explores post-capitalist society, leaves out the most important. See


This article details the dialectic of Marx’s theory of capitalist and post-capitalist society, by interpretation of 1)Dunayevskaya’s 1953 reading of Marx’s 1844 “Critique of Hegelian Dialectic”–how Dunayevskaya developed the implications of her beginning a reading of that text’s critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind just “where Marx had left off” in his discussion of the introduction to that text; and, 2)late Marx’s return to develop his 1844 discussion of Philosophy of Mind through his dialectical development of Hegel’s concepts of freedom and necessity, which were central concepts in the Introduction to Philosphy of Mind; I analyze Marx’s concepts of capitalism and post-capitalism in “The Trinity Formula” secion of Capital, volume 3, as a concretization of Hegel’s discussion of subjective, objective, and absolute mind in the text of Philosophy of Mind.