Episode 15: Dunayevskaya’s Revolutionary Interpretation of Hegel’s Dialectical Philosophy
Brendan interviews Andrew about his just-published With Sober Senses article, “Ceaseless Self-Movement: Dunayevskaya’s Interpretation of the Dialectic of the Absolute.” They discuss Hegel’s concept of “absolute negativity” and its importance to Marx’s and Dunayevskaya’s understanding of the process of revolutionary transformation. The discussion also highlights Dunayevskaya’s radical break from the tradition of “post-Marx Marxists,” who held that the Hegelian dialectic culminates in a “synthesis,” a closed system that reconciles all contradiction. Brendan and Andrew then explore the claim that Dunayevskaya was misreading Hegel.
In this episode’s current-events segment, the co-hosts discuss the economic impact of the Coronavirus Crisis. Is $2 trillion of US government stimulus too little, or too much––or is this is wrong question?
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