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By C.L.R. James

ISBN-10: 0882081276

ISBN-13: 9780882081274

C.L.R. James is without doubt one of the prime Marxist interpreters of colonialism and anti-colonial fight within the twentieth century. recognized for his literary and cultural, in addition to theoretical, writings, his considering engaged with an unlimited diversity of concerns together with civil rights, race, category, socialism, cricket, and cultural construction. Notes on Dialectics, first publsihed in 1948, is his key theoretical paintings. It os some of the most complicated and unique Marxist files ever to return out of the united states, the place James lived for 15 years. It presents an intensive reexamination of of the Hegelian foundations of Marxist thought and a brand new interpretation of the heritage of thelabor circulate via an in depth engagement with Hegel's Logic.
To this present day, the publication represents a super instance of a dwelling, efficient engagement with Marxist conception and politics. This new version, with a brand new advent from best James students, guarantees that this vintage books will proceed to arrive a brand new iteration of students and scholars of Marxist concept in addition to activists.

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We do not see that today socialist construction is an integral part of the preparation for the revolution. We are waiting for February before we begin. In The Invading Socialist Society we asked Germain: Have you nothing to say about this? He is still so stuck in his old categories that I doubt he understood us. He, like Shachtman, believes that the workers are more backward, politically and organizationally. than in 1 914. We could only say that he did not understand the marxist method. This is a more detailed exposition in the highly important sphere of thought.

Is static. It is only because consciousness is a kind of show, which must reflect environment, and environment must go on expressing itself, forever seeking, can we call it Essence. The importance of this cannot be overestimated. If you do not see that clearly, you get the conception of trying this, trying that, trying the other. You soon say: it never seems to learn, because "it" is static. Then your essence becomes a thing. But when you see Essence as the movement, and the movement which stores up the superseded being, but yet is impelled to go on, then you have Essence in truth and in fact.

Thus in its own particular form it finds in its contradiction the means . - - - whereby it will move ' on. So the Second International found Bernsteinism and by its conflict with it was able to arrive at leninism. So leninism found in it stalinism. and in conflict with it will arrive at a moment which Will have conquered all obstacles and arrived at a full understanding and realization of itself. This is called mediating with its own self. As subject it is pure and simple negativity, and just on that ac­ count a process of splitting up what is simple and undifferentiated a process of duplicating and setting factors in opposition, whi h (process) in turn is the negation of this indifferent diversity and of the opposition of factors it entails.

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