don't have to have read the whole article, or have been at the first
discussion; we welcome everyone to take up these important questions.
Together, we will break down the complex theoretical concepts. Bob
Avakian (BA) has written widely on the question of epistemology and we
will use his outline on the new synthesis to help frame this discussion.
Specific questions for this session (and relevant page nos. in the article):
the political stance or class of the person arguing for something
determine whether it's true? Is something that is useful, by definition
What is the relation between truth and partisanship in standing for revolution? (32-34)
How certain can we be about what we find to be true? How do we know who's telling the truth about communism? (44-45)
Are "Nature" and "History" endowed with a
purpose and driven by a pre-existing goal? Why? Why not? What have been
some of the effects on the communist movement of seeing the triumph of
communism as inevitable? (46-51, 55-57)
Copies of the article are available at Revolution Books for $5 or it can be downloaded here.
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Wicker Park & West Town LIT DAY on Saturday, September 26 with two events: