- 01 Apr 2019 04:36
SolarCross wrote:You have renounced the prog theory of history then?
There is no plan to history, just as there is no plan to evolution. Teleology, the explanation of phenomena in terms of the purpose they serve rather than of the cause by which they arise, is not part of Marxist historical analysis. I'm not defending Marxism with this statement, I'm merely stating historical materialism is explicitly non-teleological.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.