The eonic effect, outlines of history, and an exit strategy for historical materialism

https://redfortyeight.com/?s=eonic+effect Noone gets history right because the usual strategies can’t detect what is really going on: the so-called eonic effect, while not a complete scientific theory, shows the way most historians (seeking theories) are blind to its hidden dynamic. In fact, that dynamic is only detectable over a limited range, but we see enough to … Continue reading The eonic effect, outlines of history, and an exit strategy for historical materialism

‘Iron Cage’ scientism: historical materialism?

Red Forty-eight Group: strategy to neutralize Red Forty-eight Group: strategy to neutralize Iron Cage scientism/pseudo-science May 6th, 2016 · We keep harping on historical materialism, but our logic is sound: a deterministic theory (it is denied that it is such, but…) creates a Iron Cage effect in which autonomy has been sacrificed to theory. And … Continue reading ‘Iron Cage’ scientism: historical materialism?

A new approach to history beyond the now archaic historical materialism…

The legacy of marxism has revolved around a set of theories of history that don’t work very well at this point. The economic interpretation of history is not really a foundation for socialism: instead, a more general view of history replete with is spectrum of values, arts, religions, philosophies, religion and sciences would better serve … Continue reading A new approach to history beyond the now archaic historical materialism…

Up from historical materialism

Up from historical materialism March 9th, 2017 · http://darwiniana.com/2017/03/08/historical-materialism-and-other-marxist-rubbish/ It is not productive to start thrashing ‘historical materialism’ unless we are so hard-pressed we can’t avoid it. We would do better to produce a better version. Our historical framework of the ‘eonic effect’ can do that with ease but the result no longer has the … Continue reading Up from historical materialism

The eonic model, historical materialism

The eonic model as a replacement for historical materialism…time is short, take it and use it for a quickie replacement for marxist theory confusion March 15th, 2017 · http://history-and-evolution.com/: we have produced a large number of books this year and all have open source pdf versions as listed at this website. The books adopt the … Continue reading The eonic model, historical materialism

 The ‘theory’ wreckage of historical materialism…

We have repeatedly suggested the need to reformulate a postmarxist version of socialism (with reference still to Marx, no doubt) that is a non-dogmatic restatement of the basic issues of praxis, hopefully beyond the mostly doomed efforts to concoct a science of history and/or the ‘evolution’ toward communism. There the theories of historical materialism, and … Continue reading  The ‘theory’ wreckage of historical materialism…

…historical materialism and the eonic effect

archive: historical materialism and the eonic effect June 26th, 2017 · Our critiques of marxism from yesterday invoke a reiteration of our take on the eonic effect. If we critique historical materialism it seems equally controversial to promote the so-called ‘eonic model’. But there is a difference: historical materialism is not believable anymore despite the … Continue reading …historical materialism and the eonic effect