[lbo-talk] A Crisis of Neo-liberalism or a Crisis of Captialism?" by Christopher Carrico

Wojtek S wsoko52 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 17:09:23 PST 2011

and your point?


On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 6:06 PM, Dennis Claxton <ddclaxton at earthlink.net> wrote:
> WS:
>> Philosophically, I am a nominalist
> A couple of things from Adorno on 20th century nominalism:
> ".... the nominalism, disseminated as prescientific consciousness, and today
> once more commanding science from there, which makes a profession out of its
> naivete -the positivistic instrumentarium seldom lacks the pride in being
> naïve, and the category of "everyday language" is its echo -does not bother
> with the historical coefficient in the relationship of the general and the
> particular. The true preponderance [Vorrang] of the particular could only be
> obtained by means of the transformation of the general. To simply install it
> as something existent, is a complementary ideology. It conceals how much the
> specific has become the function of the general, which, according to its
> logical form, it was all along. What nominalism clings to as its most prized
> possession is utopia; thus its hatred of utopian thinking, that of the
> difference from what exists."
> (Above is Dennis Redmond's translation)
> http://members.efn.org/~dredmond/ndtrans.html
> Here's something a little more pared down:
> http://books.google.com/books?id=rGeyHgnRZL4C&pg=PR8&lpg=PR8&dq=adorno+%22the+concept+of+progress%22+%22lecture+15%22+nominalism&source=bl&ots=psG4jOikf-&sig=hGo9x48QWPmy8oY0fMvxf1DZdfc&hl=en&ei=r9nnTozcNeiiiQKempz8Bg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=nominalism&f=false
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