FOM: proletarian logic
Kanovei
kanovei at wminf2.math.uni-wuppertal.de
Thu Mar 4 08:53:32 EST 1999
> At 03:06 PM 3/3/99 -0500, simpson at math.psu.edu
>According to Marx, logic is conditioned by non-logical factors. In
>Marx's specific version of the theory, the determining factor is
>social class. According to Marx, there are competing logics such as
>`bourgeois logic', `proletarian logic', etc., based on social class,
>and the only arbiter among them is raw power or historical necessity.
This is not exactly what the marxist doctrine
is teaching. According to that, the sciences
divide on a) natural (including mathematics),
b) social, c) philosophy. While b) and c) are
subject of social class orientation
(say `bourgeois' or `proletarian'),
a) is in this sense neutral.
Therefore at least *mathematical* logic, as a
part of mathematics, cannot be really
`bourgeois' or `proletarian', but: it can
become such as soon as it gets to philosophical
generalizations, say, on the nature of mathematics,
which is typical for FOM, for example.
V.Kanovei
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