The ‘Self-Reflexive Moment’ of Marxian Theory -- Part 09: ‘Seldonisms’ Series.
It is my pleasure, and my honor, as an officer of the Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.] Office of Public Liaison, and as a voting member of F.E.D., to share, with you, from time to time, as they are approved for public release by the F.E.D. General Council, key excerpts from the internal writings, and from the internal sayings, of our co-founder, Karl Seldon.
The ninth release in this new such series is posted below [Some E.D. standard edits have been applied, in the version presented below, by the editors of the F.E.D. Special Council for the Encyclopedia, to the direct transcript of our co-founder’s discourse].
In this 9th installment, Seldon describes the ‘self-reflexive moment’ of Marxian Theory -- the immanent requirement of that Theory to account for itself; for its own history.
“To be as complete as possible, Marxian Theory must include a ‘theory of itself’.”
“That is, Marxian Theory must evolve to be able to explain, in its own terms, its own advent and origin -- the how, the why, the why-when, and the why-where of its own coming-to-be.”
“Marxian Theory, the critique of all ideology par excellence, must also, to be so, evolve to be able to explain, and to in fact explain -- again, in its own native terms -- the how, the why, the why-when, and the why-where of its protracted global degeneration into the vicious ideology of Leninist Marxism.”
“That is, Marxian Theory, to be so -- indeed, to be itself -- must explain the rise and protracted endurance of a global ideology attempting to legitimize the terroristic, totalitarian, police-state rule of state-bureaucratic national ruling classes, as state-capitalist substitutes for the private-capitalist bourgeoisie, in imposing “primitive accumulation” across the key, most-extensive territories of the “semi-periphery” of the original geographical core of industrial capitalist development.”
“To do so, Marxian Theory must become fully what is always was potentially, in germ -- e.g., an actualization of the fictional “psychohistory” of Isaac Asimov; a theory of, at root, human, ‘psychohistorical materialism’.”
“Indeed, as I have so often argued before, Karl Marx is the greatest real psychohistorian that Terran humanity has so far produced.”
For more information regarding these Seldonian insights, please see --
For partially pictographical, ‘poster-ized’ visualizations of many of these Seldonian insights -- specimens of ‘dialectical art’ -- see:
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