In passing over stodgy traditional Marxist writings, McClendon has focused on the stupendous West Indian thinker, C. L. R. James. Having received from James . Notes on Dialectics: Hegel, Marx, Lenin [C.L.R. James] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. C.L.R. James is one of the leading Marxist. Notes on Dialectics: Hegel, Marx, Lenin. C. L. R. Keywords, Dialectic History C.L.R. James’s Notes on Dialectics: Left Hegelianism or Marxism-Leninism?.

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Hegel uses the One and the Many as his illustration. Would you like us to take another look at this review? I have seen these basic premises challenged, but the writer said that if you admitted those, you could not seriously oppose him after.

CLR James’s Notes on Dialectics

It is One because there are Many, and because of that the original category of One begins to assume new facets and suddenly they are the very opposite of what you began with.

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cclr Thus in the matter of expenditure, there is a jakes latitude within which a more or less does diapectics matter; but when the Measure, imposed by the individual circumstances of the special case, is exceeded on the one side or the other, the qualitative nature of Measure as in the above examples of the different temperature of water makes itself felt, and a course, which a moment before was held good economy, turns into avarice or prodigality.

Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Stanley Moore – – Inquiry: I know exactly how he felt. Without the party the proletariat knows nothing. Request removal from index.

The proletariat politically is an undistinguished body of proletarians. The Voyage of the Beagle. It always has its limit, its barrier. The living die, simply because as living they bear in themselves the germ of death.


CLR James’s Notes on Dialectics: Left Hegelianism or Marxism-Leninism? –

If we now ask for the difference between something and another, it turns out that they are the same: Hegel in 19th Century Philosophy. Finally, inwhen Stalin died, I was elated enough to break down the Absolute Idea as the movement from practice to theory and a new society. The Populist Roots of Marxism-Leninism. But Measure as the last stage of such Being which creates other over there. Grace is probably tearing her hair at the vulgarity of some of my illustrations.

We observe things, first of all, with an eye to their quality — which we take to be the character identical with the being of the thing.

Think of the whole world not as men, land, sky, horses, air, buildings. I have purposely kept the pitch low. Kevin Anderson – – Science and Society 59 3: So while we shall get the main points of the Doctrine of Being, look upon this as a kind of basic training, before we get down to it in the Doctrine of Essence. Hannah Arendt on Banal Evil. That is the quality which distinguishes them.

On the one side limit makes the reality of a thing; on the other it is its negation. Still this superseded and absorbed quality is neither an abstract nothing, nor an equally abstract and featureless being: Max Horkheimer and the Foundations of the Frankfurt School.

This entry has no external links. For more on this period see 25 Years of Marxist-Humanism in the U. Indeed, he now claims that the peasantry is the revolutionary force, which he discovered. Reminiscences of the James legacy — Political context and philosophical locus — James on understanding and reason: In fact it is the existence of the Many which makes the One possible at all.

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He puts down the most difficult, complicated idea in a clause of three words. But you can have one, two, three, four parties. In these words we have in general terms a statement of the nature of the finite, which, as something, does not meet the nature of the other as if it had no affinity to it, but, being implicitly the other of itself, thus undergoes alteration. Kurt Marko – – Philosophy and History 3 1: The result of the dialectic however is not a mere return to quality, as if that were the true and quantity the false notion, but an advance to the unity and truth motes both, to qualitative quantity, or Measure.


The transition from Quality to Quantity, indicated in the paragraph before us, is not found in our ordinary way of thinking which deems each of these categories to exist independently beside the other. One obvious way to distinguish is by size.

To be, it repels the Many. The structure of these pages is very lopsided, indeed. Harris, who ultimately wrote a very fine work on the Hegelian Logic, dialsctics a professor of philosophy and lecturer on Hegel at second-hand. Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason is child’s play compared to it. But that analysis is strictly political. That is to say, quantity seemed an external character not identical with Being, to which it is quite immaterial This notion, as we have seen, underlies the mathematical definition of magnitude as what can be increased or diminished.

Notes on Dialectics: Hegel, Marx, Lenin

Some of them form a party. Then comes a really superb passage in which you see what the Logic meant to him and how he used it.

The larger Logic is the most difficult book I know. Hegel’s own categories are much more profound, of course.