Review: Evald Ilyenkov’s “Intelligent Materialism”

In a sentence, Intelligent Materialism is Ilyenkov's attempt to defend the standpoint of a future, communist cosmology. In one sense, Ilyenkov's cosmology is classical (following the pre-Socratics) as inquiry into the logos of the cosmos. However, the triad Spinoza-Hegel-Marx makes up for the anemia of prior, purely contemplative cosmologies. First, common to all three, we … Continue reading Review: Evald Ilyenkov’s “Intelligent Materialism”

from the activity of logic to the logic of activity

Speculative thought is important, and unless you are doing speculative thought you are not doing any thought at all. You are only playing about. CLR James, "Lectures on the Black Jacobins" I knew little about Ilyenkov when I began to read him, but immediately fell in love with his anger and acumen. [1] This is … Continue reading from the activity of logic to the logic of activity