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Re: [xmca] "Rising to the concrete"

It's not Mike's phrase, it's Marx's phrase. Did Marx and Lenin know each other? Scholarship is still divided on that point.  

; )

On Aug 14, 2012, at 5:22 PM, Greg Thompson wrote:

> Still in between boxes but came across this quote from Lenin today:
> ‘In order to understand it is necessary empirically to begin understanding,
> study, to rise, from empiricism to the universal. In order to learn to swim
> it is necessary to get into the
> water<http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1914/cons-logic/ch03.htm#LCW38_205>
> ’.
> (found at:
> http://www.marxists.org/archive/pilling/works/capital/pilling3.htm)
> and it reminded me of one of mike's favorite statements "rising to the
> concrete." Yet Mike's phrase appears quite different. So Mike, if you're
> out there, does your "rising to the concrete" bear any significant relation
> to Lenin's rising to the universal? They seem like very different concepts,
> no?
> -greg
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> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> Sanford I. Berman Post-Doctoral Scholar
> Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition
> Department of Communication
> University of California, San Diego
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