Then here in the US it is clear what the current task of theory should be:
the critical review of the (many) failures of the current administration in
realizing the aims of democracy (in education, for example) and the
development of means to correct them.
On 11/4/05 2:16 AM, "Victor" <email@example.com> wrote:
> A reading of his two major works; Dialectical Logic (1974) and Dialectics of
> the Abstract and the Concrete in Marx¹s Capital (1960) show Ilyenkov as
> severely critical of ³contemplationist² theory and a firm, consistent partisan
> of theory as a function of practice and of practice as the test of theory.
> Ilyenkov is hardly reticent in declaring his own objectives; paragraphs in
> Chapter 8 of Dialectical Logic and his articles ³Activity and Knowledge²
> (1974) and ³From the Marxist Point of View² (1967) clearly indicate of what he
> thought the current task of theory should be; the critical review of the
> failures of the Soviet bureaucracy in realizing the aims of socialism and the
> development of means to correct them.
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