RE: Discussion of EVI's Concept of the Ideal

From: Eugene Matusov (
Date: Wed May 12 2004 - 08:40:31 PDT

Mike, I agree with you. Even more, I wonder if EVI lived in a more open
society, would he state that he disagreed with Marx's simplistic (and wrong)
formula of the ideal?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Cole []
> Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 10:27 AM
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> Subject: Re: Discussion of EVI's Concept of the Ideal
> Victor and Steve-- Gasping to keep up having tracked down the Panofsky
> article from Phil's suggestion which is due on my desk today.
> I simply wanted to note that the following kind of statement drive me
> nuts!:
> the ideal is nothing else than the
> material world reflected by the human mind, and translated into forms of
> thought.
> never mind the "nothing but". I have always had difficulty with the
> different
> meanings of *reflection* at use in this family of discourses, and used as
> in
> this sentence strikes me as akin to spreading fairy dust over a problem
> so that all the sparkles make you think something must be there.
> I look forward to reading your annotated read, Steve. Thanks for taking
> the
> trouble.
> mike

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