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 No.4479[Reply]

>The author voices concern that the philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels failed to incorporate women's oppression into their critiques of capitalism.
What is "The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State" for $300, Trebek?
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 No.4490

>>4489
obligatory dumbass tankie post

 No.4491

>>4490
Not him but what's so dumb about it? And I hope, that you know Zetkin and Kollontai are not Tankies

 No.4492

>>4490
>Hurr ur tankie
1) That's not an insult except in the minds of childish thorylet ankids and their infantile fantasies
2) There is no argument. Feminism is a goal, not a method, and to practice it is to practice identity politics and therefore, go against Socialism
3) The practical results of the USSR demonstrate success. In the USA the Suffragettes barely achieved anything other than 'voting' and 2nd/3rd wave feminism was mostly liberal contrarianism that porky used to pit men against women creating sectarian divides based on mostly bourg pseudoscience. In the USSR women had maternity leaves and accommodations for them, they could take ANY work they wanted but were also not pressured to choose tradionally masculine labour just to be contrarian. They had equal rights and their place in the labour force appropriately complimented men, just as men complimented them, rather than competing over nothing. Women in the Red Army were usually nurses but NOTHING stopped them from being ordinary soldiers and killing Nazi scum, nothing stopped them from leading factories and being awarded for heroism and labour.

That is real women's rights, and not some imagined whining.

 No.4494

>>4492
>only "theorylets" dislike MLs
lol

 No.4495

>>4494
Leftcoms and ancoms who aren't bad faith idealists disagree with MLs and may oppose them, but do not resort to petty emotional "hurr ur tankie", in-part because this argument is easy to flip right back at them and also in part because it is immature and not an argument, as you still don't have one.



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 No.4457[Reply]

This is a thread to review/learn calculus.

We will all be reading through James Stewart's "Calculus" 4e edition.

see: http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=67AF6FA4D6DAB692F81A09B6A2EBCC7B

This is inspired by my need to review undergraduate mathematics due to work/school purposes. I'm a bit rusty and I've forgotten a ton of math.

We will start by doing problems from his algebra review pdf which is prep for the calc problems.
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 No.4486

Based. I'm a maths grad and am free to help if you reach any impasses.

 No.4497

>stewart's calculus
>not keisler's infinitesimal approach
take the hyperreal pill

 No.4532

>>4461
3. 2x(x-5) = 2x^2 -10x
4. (4-3x)x = 4x - 3x^2

 No.4613

>>4480
How is this possible, did you just rote memorize the algebra rules you needed in Calc?
You need a decent grasp on Algebra to pass Calc.

 No.4617

>>4613
Took Algebra 1 for 4th time in college and moved up literally all the way from there until Calc 2

it was really hard because I basically gave so little of a fuck past the 6th grade I still struggle with some basic calculations even after 2 years of non stop mathematics



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 No.4449[Reply]

Penguin Random House Parent Company buys Simon & Schuster
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 No.4538

I'm jelly of first worlders, they can get books for so cheap. Everything here is expensive, even used books in tatters.

 No.4552

Does that mean the Penguin classics catalog will get bigger?

 No.4564

>>4449
They should burn all the Chodehouse books if they are going. Chodehouse is baby crap. I don't read it and I don't need it shoved down my fucking throat cause manbaby will pee pee his pants if you don't read it.

 No.4579

>>4527
>shopindie
unfortunate word choice

 No.4580

I truly can't stand hearing about Chodehouse. Try talking about something I actually care about. Even just one page. Everyone here backs me up too. They don't want to hear some fat geek recite his favorite Chodehouse gags. Try to read and discuss somethin I fucking care about. Chodehouse peeves me off to no end.



 No.4431[Reply]

What is the primary contradiction inside Academia? Is it between the Sciences and Humanities or something else?

 No.4433

>>4431
>What is the primary contradiction inside Academia?
wdymbt

 No.4435

same as rest of the society from what I hear, profitability versus productivity.

 No.4438

>>4435
Yeah but judging from that alone, you can't differentiate the various Disciplines

 No.4440

The contradiction in academia is disagreement on how best to reproduce the bourgeois and labor aristocracy

 No.4450

>same as rest of the society from what I hear, profitability versus productivity.
ding ding ding, although this takes on particular forms in academe

Since the middle ages academe has always been defined in large part by an attempt by intellectuals to wrest themselves independent of the control of territorial and economic powers and their demands so that they can think. You can condemn this as a bunch of elite nerds trying to evade social responsibility so they can jerk off, or celebrate it as the human spirit trying to comprehend higher things and achieve species-being against the petty squabbles of local elites, but either way it's been a pretty consistent feature of how academia has developed, and in particular struggles over what institutional forms and so on are adopted. (Actually you can see this struggle extending back even further into monastic organization, at least in the West and I would very strongly wager in Sufi lodges and Buddhist monasteries as well though I'm less familiar with those.)

Over the past several decades the autonomy of the universities has been very thoroughly eroded:

1) The usual funding mechanisms - an exponentially increasing number of paying undergrads, with little overhead - has disappeared.
2) Outside political forces want the university to justify itself in outside terms - contributions to innovation in the economy, and so on. Partnerships with various actors for funding has resulted in the usual alternative to the autonomous university/monastery to seep in - private patronage.
3) Internal "productivity" metrics have gotten more and more standardized for research academics (# papers published and citations gotten, in journals whose impact rating has been similarly quantified) and teaching (with teachers, just like other service workers, getting rated by students-cum-customers). You're seeing some pretty blatant attacks on the spirit of tenure done under the heading of wokeness (a heading which in most cases I suspect mostly masks attacks on academics who find themselves unpopular for far more petty reasons), but either way economic forces are eroding tenure anyway.

My idle hope is that people who want to think will be able to build new institutions that can withstand this (a tension that will be easier, but still a struggle, to realize under socialism) but if you look at the internet, 1) censorship cynically justified as merely an attack on a fPost too long. Click here to view the full text.



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 No.4415[Reply]

Has anyone read it? What do you think of its attempt at refuting marxism, its socioeconomic analysis, and Hegelian logic?
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 No.4439

The Cover looks Badass ngl

 No.4472

>>4434
stop embarrassing yourself

 No.4725

>>4415
Bump

 No.4727

>>4472
he was spot on though

 No.4728

>>4434
lmfao



 No.4385[Reply]

Any enthusiasts of it on the board? I have read a good chunk of Andrew Kliman's Reclaiming Marx's Capital, but I admit that it mostly clears the deck of red herrings rather than makes an argument for a rigorous mathematical formulation of marxist economics.

In particular it does explicitly formulate how the tprf leads to recurring recessions (directly or indirectly).

I have an electronic copy of the pic book but haven't read it yet.

 No.4386

*it does NOT explicitly formulate



 No.4371[Reply]

I feel like the busywork is college is draining my desire to live. How do people make it through four years of this?

 No.4387

>>4371
You don't.

 No.4512

>>4371
Just deal with it, you don't want to be struggling to survive if you have the chance to get an education to get a better job and therefore more money for praxis. Think of it as your mini long march of your individual life to become less of a wage slave, assuming your degree gives higher salaries. Many proles work jobs, raise kids, and also do college, so you can too comrade. I hope you are finished on time good luck

 No.4515

that’s what I thought at first, and now I did so poorly that I’m doing it in 5 years

 No.4516

Had the same thing but I managed to scrape through with the grade I wanted in the end.
>>4512
I like this though
>Think of it as your mini long march of your individual life to become less of a wage slave
But it'll depend on what motivates you. What motivates you comrade?

 No.4517

Same as >>4515 and I also owe my university a lot of money, so chop-chop if you don't want to end up like me.



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 No.4366[Reply]

Is it fine to read translations of Adorno? What are the best ones? I've heard his works are difficult to translate correctly.

 No.5611

>>4366
>Is it fine to read translations of Adorno
no.



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 No.4359[Reply]

How does this make you feel?
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 No.4964

>>4963
read Marx

 No.4965

>>4963
>>4964
I woud recomned to start with:
1) [E] The Principles of Communism https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/11/prin-com.htm
2) [M/E] Manifesto of the Communist Party https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/index.htm
3) [M] Value, Price and Profit https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1865/value-price-profit/index.htm
4) [E] On Authority https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1872/10/authority.htm
5) [M] Critique of the Gotha Programme https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1875/gotha/index.htm
6) [M] Wage Labour and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/wage-labour/index.htm
7) [E] On Anti-Semitism https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1890/04/19.htm

Not Marx or Engels but also interesting:
[Albert Einstein] Why Socialism? https://monthlyreview.org/2009/05/01/why-socialism

>"Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement."

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 No.4970

>>4965
I was going to say the debates with Bruno Bauer but shoot your shot anon

 No.4972

>>4482
You don't know what the fuck you're talking about.

 No.4977

>>4958
The dominant anglo strains of christianity are protestant and thus far bigger on making people read the bible. Its a catholic take.



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 No.4345[Reply]

&ltThe question of Free Trade or Protection moves entirely within the bounds of the present system of capitalist production, and has, therefore, no direct interest for us socialists who want to do away with that system.

>Indirectly, however, it interests us inasmuch as we must desire as the present system of production to develop and expand as freely and as quickly as possible: because along with it will develop also those economic phenomena which are its necessary consequences, and which must destroy the whole system: misery of the great mass of the people, in consequence of overproduction. This overproduction engendering either periodical gluts and revulsions, accompanied by panic, or else a chronic stagnation of trade; division of society into a small class of large capitalist, and a large one of practically hereditary wage-slaves, proletarians, who, while their numbers increase constantly, are at the same time constantly being superseded by new labor-saving machinery; in short, society brought to a deadlock, out of which there is no escaping but by a complete remodeling of the economic structure which forms it basis.


>From this point of view, 40 years ago Marx pronounced, in principle, in favor of Free Trade as the more progressive plan, and therefore the plan which would soonest bring capitalist society to that deadlock. But if Marx declared in favor of Free Trade on that ground, is that not a reason for every supporter of the present order of society to declare against Free Trade? If Free Trade is stated to be revolutionary, must not all good citizens vote for Protection as a conservative plan?


>If a country nowadays accepts Free Trade, it will certainly not do so to please the socialists. It will do so because Free trade has become a necessity for the industrial capitalists. But if it should reject Free Trade and stick to Protection, in order to cheat the socialists out of the expected social catastrophe, that will not hurt the prospects of socialism in the least. Protection is a plan for artificially manufacturing manufacturers, and therefore also a plan for artificially manufacturing wage laborers. You cannot breed the one without breeding the other.


>The wage laborer everywhere follows in the footsteps of the manufacturer; he is like the "gloomy care" of Horace, that sits behind the rider, and th
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 No.4370

>>4348
how can you have a free flow of goods and services without a race to the bottom in terms of wages, whatever country has the lowest wages is where industry will relocate

 No.4388

>>4345
Engels really nails it on the head, but it requires some detangling. Ultimately, the question is dubious in so much that whichever sort of trade the bourgeoise decide, it will never be in service of us. We can only benefit through trade's side effects. Engels in his support of protection, holds ambivalence, and justifies the policy practically. In practice, protection generates more wage labourers, thus protection is beneficial in this sense.
Seeing that free trade and protection are themselves not absolutes, it makes it hard to scrutinise which policy to support like Marx & Engels. Many people can give their economic reasons for supporting either case, but within the practical context of developing class power, the answer is dubious. I know in the case of Trump's protectionism, which is the most recent example of protection, it did significantly increase the amount of wage labourers. The United States is a post-industrial economy. Its uses of protection is purely political in nature. While at the same time, free trade has come with the effects of deindustrialisation and the degradation of living standards.

 No.4389

>>4388
*did not

 No.4393

>>4370
what difference does it make. there will at least be some countries where the quality of life is good enough so that people will fight back against the drastic reforms against workers that are inevitable under capitalism.

 No.4395

>>4393
Those reforms are impossible when porky can move factories from one place to another, in fact it makes class struggle impossible, just look as the state of UAW.



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