Debates over idealism versus materiaism are an idiotic waste of time. A better model for the left is the universal yet neutral model of the eonic effect which embraces in principle all the categories of world history. It stands in principle above any debate between idealists and materialists because each aspect is an incident in the process of eonic evolution: the reason is utterly simple: the eonic effect is a container of all the contradictions of world history and the debate over idealism and materialism in the early nineteenth century is an emergent dialectic inside it. Over and out. The eonic model is a framework that contains the histories of philosophical issues and thus turs them into evidence of its own unfolding.
How did the marxist left contract into ‘materialism’? The answer is clear from the work of Marx and the question rather provokes historical re-examination of the issue. It may be true that academic philosophy trends to the reactionary, but was the solution ‘materialism’ (which is what, in the age of quantum field theory)? It is true that a dark side to Hegel is indeed, if not reactionary, then a hard-to-fathom ambivalence trending to the right as Hegel aged into the Prussian centerfold. But the blame was cast onto idealism which seemed discredited, but only in the generation of Hegel. Idealism cast out into philosophical exile is a confusion of isms. In fact the rise of modernity shows in Kant a breakthrough of sorts in the discovery of a new form of idealism, his transcendental idealism. We cannot in the name of the left send this thesis into exile and in fact ‘transcendental idealism’ which is neither transcendental nor a Hegelian style idealism, is a major advance in philosophy, assuming that Plato had no discovered it first, Plato another sort of reactionary, in the end.
But Kant was the source of new school of socialism, in the late nineteenth century, and Eisner the martyr of the German revolution as such a follower.
The challenge Kant’s brilliant thinking is not a political issue. And the sad reality is that the coarse materialism of the era of Marx has diminished the marxist left and made it the antagonist to a balanced set of viewpoint essential for a sane socialist society. To pit materialism against idealism is monumental constriction of thought and we can see the terrible result in the institutional idiocy of Bolshevism (which had other flaws, no doubt). Praxis would to better to remain neutral to such a useless debate. Note that the physics of materialism must use theory structures that are idealist abstractions and a mystery in themselves.
Is the quantum field of a subatomic particle an idealist political deviation?
The issue of Hegel then is not sufficient grounds for a determination of the materialism/idealism debate that Marx suffered through with a one-sided outcome that was obsessively connected to the birth of positivism in its earliest and stunted form. Marxist succeeded with this strain of bad philosophy to make half the public heretics in the marxist religion, a band move destined to a soon arriving checkmate from the real enemies of the left.
Alan Woods provides an overview of Lenin’s arguments, and mounts a defense of materialism against the obscurantist, postmodernist nonsense on university campuses today.
In the 1950s, corporations accounted for about 40 percent of federal revenue. Today, they contribute a meager 7 percent. Last year, more than 50 of the largest U.S. companies paid no federal income taxes at all. Many haven’t paid taxes for years.
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Decoding World History (decodingworldhistory.com)is a presentation of the data for the so-called ‘eonic effect’ and the hidden process of historical ‘evolution’. It can dispel the ideological muddle of current evolutionary pseudo-science and its reductionist scientism. This book demonstrates an accelerated way to study this mysterious teleological structure and its implication of the ultra-complex system of evolutionary history, for so long confused by Darwinism and its oversimplifications. The study of world history in light of the ‘eonic effect’ unlocks the secret of the emergence of homo sapiens as he enters history as a free agent and points to the hidden structure of his emergence in a mysterious Gaian planetary control system. As man emerges from this matrix of guided evolution he needs to confront the eerie challenge of sudden self-evolution. The fate of civilizations of the future beckons as he exits the larger system at work. The nature of evolution in deep time remains an unsolved riddle, but the data of the eonic effect gives us a hint and can help to dispel the endless confusion created by the current biological paradigm as disguised Social Darwinist propaganda.
Decoding World History: The Eonic Effect: The Eonic Evolution of Civilization
From the Preface to Decoding World History:
World history is an undiscovered country. Contemporary understandings show great confusion and make obvious the lack of a scientific perspective. Compared to the facility of physics, at least in the context of its mysterious mathematical methods that seem to develop in a just-in-time synchrony with the needs of new theories, the field of history shows no real reductionist resolution. The reason should be obvious: the issues of psychology and consciousness, values over facts, social existence, and religious versus secular discourses. History must grapple with the idea of freedom, physics must not. But all at once we confront a surprise in the reformulation of the question; the eonic effect, stumbling into an awesome mystery tour through ages in transition. One thinks of the classic phrase, voices of silence. We catch a glimpse of history’s law of motion. But that perception is of a crude outer mechanics that evolves a much more elusive complexity that has a character not seen in physics, such as ethical and aesthetic aspects, the realm of values beyond facts.
This book will attempt to demonstrate this hidden factor and approach the issue of a science of history indirectly via a new discovery we have called the eonic effect as the first real step to such a science. As we enter the unknown, we find a phenomenon of nature that still eludes us with a complexity of a new order of magnitude. We often confront machines we cannot understand, but we can see what they do. The eonic effect in history gives us a glimpse of (historical) evolution: a field of form effects operating over a species region. It is mysterious yet we can see what it is doing.