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

c b cb31450 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 08:36:54 PST 2011

Dennis Claxton

>I couldn't make head or tail of it either. For what that's worth.

It's that difficult? Serious question. Because while philosophy is far from a specialty of mine, I didn't find the passage so difficult.

^^^^^^^ CB; How about if u paraphrase it; explain what u understood in it ?

"Nominalism" is nominally an individual observing and naming "things" as they are experienced.  Empirical observation without much explicitly expressed theory.

Definition of NOMINALISM 1
: a theory that there are no universal essences in reality and that
the mind can frame no single concept or image corresponding to any universal or general term 2
: the theory that only individuals and no abstract entities (as
essences, classes, or propositions) exist — compare essentialism, realism — nom·i·nal·ist noun — nominalist or nom·i·nal·is·tic adjective

Yes , props to Dennis Redmond.


Another question. How much time did you spend on this?

I mean, it's important to put out a little effort if you're seriously trying to understand something. If you're not interested fine, but if that's the case then why not just move on with a nod of appreciation at least?

I can't make head nor tail of a lot of things, but I think it's bad form to dismiss a major thinker like Adorno without first trying to get it, at least a little.

Not to mention one of the translations I posted was by our own Dennis Redmond, so at least how about some props for a listmember huh?

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