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Thursday, April 23, 2015

FAREWELL TO ALL THAT

My last lecture in my course on Marx took place yesterday.  I have been totally absorbed in Capital for months, and the time has come to find something else to blog about.  Tomorrow evening Susan and I shall attend a baroque music concert at Duke, and then I shall return to brooding about how I am going to occupy my time.

 Critique of Pure Reason, anyone?  [Just kidding.]

6 comments:

Chris said...

Critique of Judgment anyone....?
:)

Robert Paul Wolff said...

I have always found the Third Critique the most mysterious of Kant's great writings. I don't think I would want to venture a tutorial on it, even though it was massively influential in the 19th century. Sixty years ago Charles Parsons and I held a weekly four hour group discussion of it in our Massachusetts Avenue apartment with a few of our friends. I think maybe Susan Sontag came to a few of the sessions.

Magpie said...

Prof. Wolff,

I hope you didn't take badly my comment on the Balibar-Badiou controversy.

I'd hate to believe you thought that comment in any way reflects my appreciation of your ideas or of your generosity in teaching us.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

Not at all, not at all. I just felt that it was time for me to cast about for another subject, although I am sure I shall return again and again to Marx and what he can teach us. Thank you.

Joseph Streeter said...

It's only a short text, but Weber's 'Science as a vocation' contains a lot of interesting material. A sequel to the tutorial on The Protestant Ethic?

classtruggle said...

http://www.marxistoutlook.com/

click on the link 'contents' on the left hand side

and select/read

'Article 2: From Kant to Hegel, and from Hegel to Marx - The Great Leap.'

Thoughts?