From: "Gabriel Ash" <Gabriel.Ash.1@xxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 97 00:38:07
On Mon, 10 Nov 1997 23:12:05 -0500 (EST), John Ransom wrote:
>I take Postone (based on what I've read and the useful comments from Steve
>and David) to be arguing that we need to separate Marx's own critique of
>capital as a system from the less essential issue of whether or not the
>proletariat is the primary critical force in capitalist society.
perhaps one can define Postone's critique (based on the intro. ) as
substantive as well as methodological. If Postone is right it means that
Marx doesn't agree with Hegel on the fundamentality of labor to human
self-consciousness and autonomy, which indeed moves him closer to Nietzsche
as Devid suggested. But I'm not sure how close and what this implies in terms
of utopia and politics.