Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Following Hegel: the science of Marx

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

It is paradox that the earth moves round the sun and that water consists of two highly inflammable gases. Scientific truth is always paradox, if judged by everyday experience, which catches only the delusive appearance of things. A gap between appearance and essence in matters relating to political economy is not at all an accident. Insofar as the necessary conditions for the reproduction of the whole differ from those relevant to the individual actors taken separately, we cannot rely upon the way things must appear to the individual actors. Understanding this link between Marxs conception of the work of science and Hegels idea of the search for an Essence which lies beyond immediate Appearance (which Lenin described in his marginal notes as the theory of knowledge) is absolutely critical. Without grasping the connection, we fail to understand Marxs methodological project.

Keywords: inflammable gases; science of Marx; theory of knowledge

10.1163/ej.9789004149427.i-372.23
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004149427.i-372.23
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Following Marx — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation