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  •  Yes is it a biologistic metaphor (0+ / 0-)

    It is the incorporation of Aristotelian causation into an understanding of history. My position on it has nothing to do with its ultimate truth value as a predictive science, but rather as an heuristic tool to apprehend a specific object - and this is what I mean by saying it is the lasting achievement of German Idealism.

    As far as capitalism goes - it will collapse, be it due to it's internal contradictions [per a Marxist analysis], or the shear environmental catastrophe it is in the process of creating. What arises will be interesting to see & I certainly hope it isn't a new dark age.

    “It takes no compromise to give people their rights...it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.” ― Harvey Milk

    by lucid on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 10:28:04 AM PDT

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    •  What follows collapse is almost always worse (0+ / 0-)

      than the conditions that caused it. If there were any such thing as "Laws of History," that would be one of them.

      There isn't.

      --Shannon

      "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
      "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

      by Leftie Gunner on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 04:14:27 PM PDT

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