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Mastering Marxism with Rhonda, Lisa, and David, Part 5: How do We Find Truth?

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Posted on July 16 2010 9:00 am
David Swindle is the Managing Editor of NewsReal Blog and the Associate Editor of FrontPage Magazine. Follow him on Twitter here

Dear Rhonda and Lisa,

Chapter 1 of Book 1 (“The Founders”) is titled “The Origins of the Dialectic” and is 57 pages long — from page 10 to 67. There’s plenty to analyze and discuss and we really have no time limit for how long we take to get through it.

In Lisa’s last response to our dialogue she wrote,

While the reading is laborious — and it is rather tiring to hear his very detailed presentation of how he believes “truth” must be found –  it is important that we have this explanation in order to understand the depth of his credibility.  As I see it, his laborious commentary on how to find truth displays a devotion to finding truth that is, perhaps, unmatched in anything I recall ever having read.  While I disagree on certain points of his explanation, as any Catholic would, his level of intent clearly gives him remarkable credibility, in my view.

Lisa, I was curious if you could begin our discussion of this chapter by summarizing a few — perhaps 3 or 4 — key points from Kolakowski’s explanation of how truth must be found and then noting how you disagree or agree. Perhaps then Rhonda could respond on if she agrees and disagrees on those points. I’ll then follow. Given our three diverse backgrounds this should be a productive opening discussion so that we understand how each of us pursues Truth.

Warmest regards,

David

P.S. Additional bloggers and commenters are always welcome to jump into our discussion.

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