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[Xmca-l] Re: Ilyenkov, Marx, & Spinoza

"actions" or "an action" ... no extra word is needed. Extra words like "singular," "individual" or "single" only confuse the matter. "Examples" is too vague.

Cannot make sense of the rest of your message at all, Larry.


Andy Blunden
On 25/07/2017 12:17 AM, Lplarry wrote:


Following your lead it may be preferable to say single (individual) to indicate the uniqueness of variable social actions. This doubling (by including both terms) may crystallize the intended meaning as you mention.

Andy is this vein can we also include the term (examples)?

Then the moving TRANS forming from single (individual) social acts towards (practices) would indicate the movement from examples to exemplary actions and further movement (historicity) toward (framework) practices.

(framework) practices being another doubling.

So moving (transforming) from single social examples through exemplary social examples crystallizing in social framework practices.

Is this reasonable?

Or not

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*Subject: *[Xmca-l] Re: Ilyenkov, Marx, & Spinoza

Larry, when you say "Action IS individual," did you mention

to say that *actions* - the individual units of *action* are

individual? In which can it is of course a tautology.

But *action* is irreducibly *social*, and so is every

"individual" action. Or better, so is every "singular" action.

A lot of relevant differences are coded in the English

language by the use of the count-noun or mass noun form, but

on the whole the set of words (action, actions, activity,

activities) and the set of words (practice, practices) have

no systematic difference running across all disciplines and

schools of thought. For us CHATters, "activities" are practices.

If you read Hegel and Marx, there is an added issue: the

German words for action (Handlung) and activity (Tatigkeit)

are more or less inverted for Hegel, and he doesn't use

Aktivitat at all.



Andy Blunden



On 24/07/2017 11:42 PM, Larry Purss wrote:

> Alexander, Mike,

> Thanks for the article.

> Moving to page 51 I noticed that when referencing Bernstein he contrasted (action) with (practice) and did not REPEAT (identity) the thesis about the role of practice in knowing).

> Two formulas:

> • Knowing THROUGH ‘action’

> • Verification of knowing THROUGH ‘practice’


> These two formulas closely RESEMBLE each other but do not co-incide


> Action IS individual

> Practice IS a social category.


> Sociohistorical (practice) in the final analysis is nothing other than the SUM total of the actions of individual who are separate.


> Individual action is LIKE a single experiment. They are alike in that both individual action & a single experiment are poorly suited to the role of :


> A philosophical criterion of (truth).


> I do not have the background to intelligently comment, but did register this theme as provocative FOR further thought and wording.

> And for generating intelligent commentary





> Sent from Mail for Windows 10


> From: Ivan Uemlianin

> Sent: July 20, 2017 11:17 AM

> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity

> Cc: Alexander Surmava

> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Ilyenkov, Marx, & Spinoza


> Yes very interesting thank you! (Ilyenkov fan)


> Ivan


> --

> festina lente



>> On 20 Jul 2017, at 18:00, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:


>> This article might prove of interest to those who have been discussing

>> LSV's sources in

>> marx and spinoza.

>> mike

>> <Ilyenkov_and_the_Revolution_in_Psycholog.pdf>