The eonic effect as the key to historical  ‘metanarratives’

The conflict of hegel and marx was in many ways a misfortune for the left because of the way marx got caught up in the tide of the post-hegelian attacks on hegel. It led to an extreme overreaction and the imposition of something worse: marx’s stages of production theory which is a kind of reductionist version of historical scientism.

“The owl of Minerva,” Hegel wrote, “takes flight with the setting of the sun.” He meant that the true meaning, the correct interpretation, of past events becomes evident only in retrospect. It was a dogma of the “post-modern” era from which we are, at last, emerging, that there are no correct interpretations, no “master narratives” More

Source: Trump and the Conman Theory of History – CounterPunch.org

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