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Maxism is based upon reason.

Posted by: DonS ( USA ) on October 29, 1999 at 01:19:59:

In Reply to: How correct is a Dictatorship of Reason? posted by Quincunx on October 28, 1999 at 21:59:59:

: : Don: You claim that it is correct, yet you refuse to back this claim up with reasoned argument. At some point an observer is bound to conclude that this is because you *don't have* a reasoned argument.

: Qx: Ah sophistry!!! Is what the old man said. With Reason on such a high pedestal even John Ralston Saul had to wonder why. If Reason could jump to conclusions it would only have to skip.

Don: When you don't have an argument, generalize! I'm fully aware that reason can't solve all of our problems. It does work well for specific problems, say getting men to the moon, or increasing the productivity of a farm, or improving the quality of medical care.

Don: Maxism is based upon reason. Poorly thought out and flawed reason, but reason nontheless.

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