Thursday, March 08, 2018
Karl Marx as ‘‘‘Psychohistorian’’’.
I posted the following comment to this interview, aiming to open a dialogue with the interviewee:
“It might be interesting to consider, in regard to the topic of this interview, the work of a project for the resurrection and renaissance of Marxian theory. This project involves the derivation of a dialectical progression of systems of ‘dialectical ideography’, i.e., of “mathematics of dialectics”, via the immanent critique of the ideological vitiations prevailing in modern mathematics. This project sees Karl Marx, certainly not as a “neuroscientist”, but as “the greatest psychohistorian that Terran humanity has so far produced”, using the term '“psychohistorian”' in a critical, Marxian re-visioning of its Asimovian meaning. Per this project, Marx’s theory should be characterized as a ‘psychohistorical materialism’, and decidedly not as any kind of pseudo-materialist actual Idealism of the Abstract Idea of “Matter”. Also per this project, Leninism and its various offspring should be regarded as predictable degenerations -- predictable via Marxian theory -- of Marxian theory itself into an ideology in support of neo-Jacobinist putschist parties, and of the totalitarian state-bureaucratic national ruling classes to which their “successful” coup d’etat lead, in the semi-periphery of core capitalism, in the form of state-capitalist nation-states, as a new pathway for the “primitive accumulation” of industrial capital. This work is available for free download via http://www.dialectics.org .”