By Patrick Murray
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This shut textual examine treats a overlooked subject within the voluminous literature on Marx. either supporters and competitors of Marx have lengthy assumed that he was once a positivist; besides the fact that, the writer states, Marx didn't undertake this traditional nineteenth-century view of technological know-how. Schooled by way of Hegel, Marx built a watch for the sensible, ancient rootedness of the techniques and the values of technological know-how. The intensity of Marx's inquiries into the character of clinical wisdom locations him within the corporation of philosopher-scientists comparable to Aristotle and Descartes, and his idea of medical wisdom tacitly underlies the development of his masterwork, Capital, making it without notice dense: a lot activates a observe, a contrast, a starting. frequently Marx's knowing of his methodological innovations.
Through an in depth interpreting of Marx's few writings on procedure and a cautious research of the outlet chapters of Capital, this publication exposes this hard caliber of Marx's texts and is helping in assembly these calls for.
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1O Hegel's emphasis on labor in the Phenomenology reveals this logical dimension. If the various aspects of culture share a common source as products of consciousness, we may interrogate a historically achieved form of consciousness to find the grammar (logic) embedded in its various productions (scien tific, moral, religious) . All these tenets of Hegel's Phenomenology appear in Marx's dissertation and accompanying writings. As noted earlier, the key to Marx's interpre tation of Epicurus is the principle of the free individual self-consciousness, pr6j ected s() clearly in the declinating atom: "The declination of the atom from the straight line is in fact not a particular determination occuring • • MARX'S D O CTORAL DISSERTA TION 15 accidentally in the Epicurean physics.
1 7 If David Hume looms large in this characterization of Epicurus, it should be no surprise, since Marx reads Epicurus as the greatest Greek representative of the Enlight enment Moreover, does not the logic of enlightened civil society resemble this Epicurean principle that deifies the individual? Marx's dissertation work goes beyond being a formal preparation for his later studies of capitalism. It is a formal preparation in that Marx exercises his skills at determining the logic of a form of consciousness and displaying how ossified, partial principles can restrict our experience.
1 1 I The necessary relationship between two apparent opposites (speculation and empiricism) characterizes Hegelian argumentation. Equally characteristic is Marx's further conclusion. I Hegel's logic an his treatment of empirical actuality compose a false, illusory, and ultI mately contradictory totality, in that Hegel's logic is not the log� c of th� t empirical actuality, an inadequacy is immanent to bot Hegel's logiC a� d hiS . use of data. Hegel himself uses this type of argument III the IlltroductlO n to .
Marx's Theory of Scientific Knowledge by Patrick Murray